Barry H. Corey

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Barry H. Corey (born November 28, 1961) is the eighth and current president of Biola University, located in Southern California.[1]

Corey became Biola's president on July 1, 2007, succeeding Clyde Cook, who retired after serving as Biola's president for 25 years.

Corey, a Massachusetts native, came to Biola from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, where he served as vice president/chief academic officer, and academic dean. Prior to that, he served as Gordon-Conwell's vice president for development, leading all external relations and fundraising programs including a successful $54 million capital campaign.[2]

Corey received a B.A. in English and biblical studies from Evangel University in Springfield, MO, in 1984. In 1988, he received an M.A. in American Studies with a concentration in literature and religious history from Boston College. Corey received a Ph.D. from Boston College in curriculum, instruction and administration (a higher education program) in 1992.[3]

Corey was a Fulbright Scholar with Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee and lived in Bangladesh among the rural poor from 1990 to 1991. He has also completed two Boston Marathons, one in 2004 and one in 2006.[4] An ordained minister, Corey served from 1993 to 2000 as pastor of The Greek Evangelical Church of Boston’s English congregation.[5]

He and his wife, Paula, have three children: Anders, Ella and Samuel.[6]

Students at Biola affectionately refer to him as "DBC."[7]

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