On April 10, 2019, Azusa Pacific University’s Board of Trustees announced Paul W. Ferguson, Ph.D., DABT, as its 17th president. He received unanimous support from the Board and began his role at APU on June 1.
A Southern California native, he was dean of the School of Science, Technology, and Health at Biola University prior to joining APU. His leadership experience includes serving as president of Ball State University and the University of Maine. Ferguson is known for driving academic innovation, advancing effectiveness in administrative practices, and building a strong bond with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. He will play an instrumental role in guiding the university into a new era of success focused on Christ-centered academic excellence. Read the entire announcement.