• Past Presidents

    Presidents of CCU and our Heritage Institutions

    Colorado Christian University has a century-old legacy of serving students who desire a challenging, Christ-centered education. Founded in 1914 as Denver Bible Institute, the University started as a training school for Christian workers. Today, CCU enrolls undergraduate and graduate students in 50+ academic programs at CCU’s main campus in Lakewood, at regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.

    The presidents of Colorado Christian University and our heritage institutions have seen challenging and exciting times, and their individual accomplishments and events that surrounded each of their tenures contributed to the University's growth and evolution over the last 100 years.

    Dr. Donald Sweeting
    Dr. Donald W. Sweeting

    President: 2016-Present
    Colorado Christian University

    Bill Armstrong
    William L. Armstrong

    President: 2006 - 2016
    Colorado Christian University

    Dr. Donnithorne
    Dr. Larry R. Donnithorne

    President: 1998-2006
    Colorado Christian University

    Dr. Ronald Schmidt
    Dr. Ronald R. Schmidt

    President: 1993-1997
    Colorado Christian University

    Dr. David Beckman
    Dr. L. David Beckman

    President: 1991-1993
    Colorado Christian University;
    1963-82, 1984-85
    Rockmont College

    Dr. Joe Wall
    Dr. Joe Wall

    President: 1983-1991
    Colorado Christian University,
    Colorado Christian College,
    Western Bible College

    William Boyd
    William Boyd

    President: 1974-1983
    Western Bible College

    Dr. William Wilkie
    Dr. William Wilkie

    President: 1982-1984
    Rockmont College

    Adrian House
    Adrian House

    President: 1972-1979
    Western Bible College,
    Western Bible Institute

    Huitt Barfoot
    Huitt Barfoot

    President: 1968-1970
    Colorado Baptist College

    Paul Wright
    Dr. Paul O. Wright

    President: 1969-1971
    Western Bible Institute

    Dr. Stanley Toussaint
    Dr. Stanley D. Toussaint

    President: 1968-1969
    Western Bible Institute 

    Ronald Merryman
    Ronald Merryman

    President: 1965-1968
    Western Bible Institute   

    Carl C. Harwood Jr.
    Carl C. Harwood, Jr.

    President: 1957-1965
    Western Bible Institute   

    Carl C. Harwood Sr.
    Carl C. Harwood, Sr.

    President: 1948-1957
    Western Bible Institute 

    Archie Yetter
    Archie H. Yetter

    President, 1954-1963
    Rockmont College

    William Skillen
    William Randall Skillen Jr.

    President: 1950-1954
    Rockmont College

    Sam Bradford
    Sam Bradford

    President: 1949-1950
    Rockmont College;
    1942-1944
    Denver Bible Institute

    W.S. Hottel
    W.S. Hottel

    President: 1942-1944
    Denver Bible Institute

    C Rueben Lindquist
    C. Rueben Lindquist

    President: 1937-1942
    Denver Bible Institute

    Clifton Fowler
    Clifton L. Fowler

    Founder/President: 1914-1937
    Denver Bible Institute

     
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