Dr. Paul J. Maurer is Gordon’s new Senior Vice President for External Relations. His wealth of experience in fund-raising and higher education includes his presidency from 2009 to 2012 of Sterling College in Kansas, which under his leadership experienced the three largest enrollments in its 124-year history. He directed Westmont College’s capital campaign, and served as senior vice president for institutional advancement at Trinity International University. In both roles, Dr. Maurer led capital campaigns that far exceeded the most successful previous campaigns at those institutions. He assumed his new Gordon College position on April 1.
President Michael Lindsay praises him as “a man of great integrity, boundless energy and tremendous leadership.”
A political scientist with particular expertise on the moral and religious rhetoric of American presidents, Dr. Maurer earned his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and his M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
“I am absolutely delighted to join the team at Gordon,” he says, “which I have long regarded as among the finest liberal arts colleges anywhere. This is an exciting time at Gordon, which has a very bright future. I look forward to contributing to its forward progress.”
Dr. Maurer and his wife, Joellen, are the parents of a Gordon junior and three other children.