Vanguard University announced today that Michael Beals, PhD has been named the new president of Vanguard University. Dr. Beals is the tenth president since the institution of Christian higher education’s inception in 1920.
Dr. Beals steps into the presidency as no stranger to Vanguard University; as a two-time alumnus, he has also served Vanguard University as a faculty member and most recently, administrator, where he currently serves as dean of spiritual formation.
“The journey of identifying the tenth president of Vanguard University was one that required the entire Vanguard University community to exercise patience and trust in each other and in the process itself,” says David Oddo, chair of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Presidential Search Committee for Vanguard. “Dr. Beals' rich journey with Vanguard is evidence of his ability and willingness to serve its constituents in the highest capacity. Under Dr. Beals' leadership, I have no doubt that Vanguard University will continue to grow as a leader in Christian higher education.”