Randal R. Wisbey D.Min., President @La Sierra University
Randal R. Wisbey has served as La Sierra University’s third president since 2007. In collaboration with the Board of Trustees and campus leadership, he has led the university through a time of significant growth with a focus on student success, institutional development and strategic planning, and a commitment to seeing the mission of the university fulfilled through partnership with campus, church, and community leaders.
Dr. Wisbey earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC in 1990. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree from the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University in 1984, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Walla Walla College in 1980. While enrolled at Walla Walla, he spent a year as a student missionary in East Jerusalem and Ramallah, teaching English to Palestinian high school students.
Dr. Wisbey is currently the president of the Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities and serves as a member of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities and of Adventist Colleges Abroad. He is active in the Riverside community as a member of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce Board, the Raincross Group, the City of Riverside’s Workforce Advisory Panel/Council of Economic Development Advisors, and the Mayor’s Higher Education Business Council. He is a graduate of the 2008 Leadership Riverside program. Dr. Wisbey also serves the Adventist Church as a member of the La Sierra University Church Board, the Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee, and the North American Division Executive Committee.