About Dr. Rick Brewer
Dr. Rick Brewer is in his 34th 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 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 flourished under his transformational leadership with five new degrees: three graduate and two undergraduate. He initiated academic partnerships with public and private high schools, as well as community college and other higher education institutions at home and abroad. Enrollment has grown more than 15 percent with a recent rate 2.5 times greater than other private liberal arts institutions. Dr. Brewer increased the number of NCAA Division III sports at LC, launched new avenues for additional donor support, oversaw award-winning campus beautification efforts, and recently spearheaded a $7 million, multi-phase refurbishment project for residence halls. Under Dr. Brewer’s leadership fundraising efforts for the College are yielding over $5m in Unrestricted and Restricted support annually. Dr. Brewer also recently appointed the first Provost for Louisiana College, Dr. Cheryl Clark.
Being faithful to the Vision of Preparing Graduates and Transforming Lives, Dr. Brewer has balanced all these undertakings with an intentional emphasis on the spiritual health and growth of students, faculty, and staff, through campus revivals, book study groups, and chapel services.
As 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 service to the local church.
Dr. Brewer is a Board member for several non-profit organizations as well as the CENLA Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as an Evaluator for SACSCOC.
Dr. Brewer and Cathy have been married 43 years and have two sons, Jason and Jonathan — both successful professionals — and three grandchildren. Dr. & Mrs. Brewer are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria.