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 the retired President of
Simpson University in Redding, CA, having spent 40 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 “CanAmericans” because they have lived in and
hold citizenship in both Canada and the United States.