"Our most satisfying and important work will always serve purposes greater than ourselves. Yet most of the messages our culture sends are self-centered and self-focused. Hopefully, through character formation, we can recover an ability to sublimate our own interests for the greater good and strive for results that truly benefit the organizations we lead."
- Gayle D. Beebe
Gayle D. Beebe became president of Westmont in 2007 after leading Spring Arbor University in Michigan for seven years. He earned master's degrees in divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary and in business administration at Claremont Graduate University, where he studied with Peter Drucker. He also completed a master's degree and a doctorate in philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont. His books include Longing for God and The Shaping of an Effective Leader.