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academic administrator

Jerry Lynn Beasley, American academic administrator. National Institute of Mental Health fellow Stanford University, 1972.


Beasley, Jerry Lynn was born on July 18, 1944 in New Braunfels, Texas, United States. Son of Harold E. and Marguerite (Martin) Beasley.


AB, Harvard University, 1966. Master of Education, Harvard University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1980.


Admission officer, Harvard College, Cambridge, 1966-1969; director comprhensive planning, West Virginia Commission Higher Education, Charleston, 1969-1970; assistant to chancellor, West Virginia Board Regents, Charleston, 1970-1971; vice president, Waynesburg (Pennsylvania) College, 1974-1982; vice president, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, 1982-1985; president, Concord College, Athens, West Virginia, since 1985. Consultant numerous federal, state and local government agys., schools, colleges universities. Consultant evaluator North Control Association.

Member planning and development committee College Entrance Examination Board, since 1986.


The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.


God enables every person to resist evil, by accepting forgiveness and liberation, and willing to be open to the Holy Spirit.


Active West Virginia Commission National and Community Service. President West Virginia Campus Compact. Director Mission West Virginia.

Member MErcer County Economic Development Authority. Member American Association State Colleges and Universities, West Virginia Association Colleges and Universities President, Rotary (board directors Princeton Club).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, writing, sports.


Married Jean Karen Dressler, April 12, 1974. Children: Heather Lauren, Sarah Elizabeth, Leah Ellen.

Harold E. Beasley

Marguerite (Martin) Beasley

Jean Karen Dressler

Heather Lauren Beasley

Sarah Elizabeth Beasley

Leah Ellen Beasley