Dr. Rick Brewer
Dr. Rick Brewer is in his 32nd year of Christian higher education administration. As the unanimously elected, ninth president of Louisiana College, he holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policies from the University of South Carolina, and a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor’s of Science in History from Charleston Southern University. He has completed post-doctoral studies at Harvard, Duke, and Baylor Universities.
Since Dr. Brewer’s arrival in March 2015, Louisiana College has advanced from one to four graduate programs, and with 25% enrollment growth, the CS Lewis Honors Program, academic partnerships with LaTech and Union University, tuition waivers for dependents of active IMB missionaries, four new scholarship programs, increased donor base, quadrupled Preview Day attendance, $600K from The Rapides Foundation, $200K campus beautification, $100K engineering classroom, flat-rate tuition, decreased int’l student tuition, exceeded enrollment of 300 new students for the third time in LC’s history, and much more.
A consultant for leading strategic change, Dr. Brewer is also an educator, conductor, coach, Christ-follower and an ordained Baptist minister with more than 40 years of continuous service to the local church.
An accomplished musician, Dr. Brewer has recorded a CD called “Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs,” which often provides the content for his concerts in local churches and other venues.
Dr. Brewer and Cathy have two sons, Jason and Jonathan, both successful professionals, and three grandchildren.