Keynote Speakers

  • Jon R. Wallace, DBA

    President, Azusa Pacific University

    Chosen as president and chief executive officer on November 27, 2000, Jon R. Wallace, DBA, immediately began building upon the legacy of his predecessors and envisioning the next level of God-honoring excellence for Azusa Pacific University.

    Strong leadership from President Wallace and the Board of Trustees facilitated an efficient team focused on education and enrichment. A new provost and the reorganization of that office propelled the university’s goal to recruit, retain, and develop the highest quality professors in every discipline. Wallace provided additional resources for these incoming faculty members and the subsequent enrollment increase by overseeing the completion of the Duke Academic Complex, which houses the School of Theology and Stamps Theological Library, as well as Trinity Hall, accommodating 350 student residents.

    Focusing on developing a highly qualified faculty; maintaining academic quality and transformational scholarship; integrating faith and learning; ensuring academic and institutional service and support; cultivating future and innovative educational initiatives; committing to responsible stewardship, diversity, and globalization; and implementing a comprehensive capital campaign, Wallace’s vision for the next decade encompasses both the detailed steps and the innovative ideas necessary to continue APU’s growth and success.

    A published author and sought-after speaker, Wallace attends Baseline Community Church, where he has served as an elder. He enjoys cooking, outdoor exercise, and family time. His wife, Gail, is an assistant professor of prior learning assessment in APU’s Human Development Program and has recently completed her studies for a Ph.D. in Higher Education. They have three children: David, Matt, and Kate.

  • Barry H. Corey, Ph.D.

    President, Biola University

    Barry H. Corey is the eighth president of Biola University. Since assuming the role in 2007, Corey has led Biola into its second century with the launching of an ambitious 10-year University Plan and the largest comprehensive fundraising campaign in university history.

    Corey, a Boston native, was vice president for education at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He earned a B.A. in English and biblical studies from Evangel University, and an M.A. in American studies and a Ph.D. in education from Boston College.

    As a Fulbright scholar, he lived in Bangladesh, where he researched education programs for children of the landless poor. Corey is the author of Love Kindness: Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue (Tyndale, 2016), and his writing has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post, the National Review, Relevant, and Converge, among others. He and his wife, Paula, have three children: Anders, Ella, and Samuel.

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