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Advancing Christ-Centered Higher Education

Larry J. McKinney, Ed.D.

Higher Education Consultant 

Larry J. McKinney is a higher education consultant specializing in institutional effectiveness, strategy, and change for Christian colleges and universities. Knowing the challenges that many private higher education institutions face with respect to smaller enrollments and limited financial resources, he is focused on seeing institutions and their leaders reach their full potential.

He understands what it means to bring about institutional turnaround, to effect change. He wants to help institutions develop a positive and sustainable future. He is all about solutions!

Larry is a retired President of Simpson University in Redding, CA, having spent 42 years in Christian higher education administration. Other leadership roles have included Executive Director of the Association for Biblical Higher Education in Orlando, FL; President of Providence University College and Seminary in Otterburne, MB (CANADA); and Vice President for Student Development of Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) in Langhorne, PA.

He has also been involved in leadership capacities with various higher education organizations and has chaired or served on evaluation teams with the Association for Biblical Higher Education, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. His publications include Equipping for Service: A Historical Account of the Bible College Movement in North America.

Larry holds an Ed D. in Higher Education Administration from Temple University, an M.A. in Educational Ministries from Wheaton College, and a B.S. in Bible from Cairn University.

Larry's personal mission statement is "to develop leaders for the twenty-first century who can think, live, and serve effectively as Christians in the church and the world." Growing out of his experience and his personal mission statement, he is committed to advancing Christ-centered higher education.

Larry and his wife, Debbie, have two married children and five grandchildren. They refer to themselves as “CanAmericans” because they have lived in and hold citizenship in both Canada and the United States. 

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