Saturday, December 15, 2012

President of Georgetown College on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Update: Audio of show can be found here.

Living Your Best Life will broadcast a special show featuring a keynote message from Dr. William H. (Bill) Crouch at the Family of God at Woodmont Hills . Dr. Crouch spoke at the lecture series; Loving God, Loving Others, Serving the World in 2008.  Dr. Crouch message, "Diversity starts at the Top"  will share what his efforts to diversify Georgetown College taught him about his faith, race relations,  and leadership.


On Saturday, December 15, 2012, listen to Dr. Crouch share about his journey to make good on a childhood promise he made during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Hear Dr. Crouch speak about leading his beloved Georgetown College and his attempts to diversify the student body, the faculty, and staff. Dr. Crouch's efforts were inspired by God but he shares how he stumbled along the way and the many lessons he learned about people from different backgrounds. Dr. Crouch also speaks frankly about why diversity initiatives often fail. 

Dr. Crouch shares how he looked deeply into the soul of the man in the mirror first before his ideas would work at his college. Dr. Crouch's desire to have a more diverse student body made him look at not only the environment of the college, but his community and the daily interactions of leaders he was surrounded by and he could influence. After many encounters that greatly enriched his life personally,  he co-authored a booked in 2010 called What We Love About the Black Church: Can We Get A Witness?  This special broadcast will make you pause as you think deeper about race relation issues  and what it means to you, your school, your place of worship, your corporation, or business to become more diverse in a world that is changing fast.


Living Your Best Life can be heard on 760 AM in the Middle-Tennessee Region, military bases, and streamed live on U-Stream.TV from 9-10AM CST.


More About Dr. William H. Crouch






William H. Crouch, Jr., began his era of leadership-by-example the day he became president of Georgetown College in 1991.

Often described as a visionary in not only corporate and academic worlds, but also in the community of Christian faith, Crouch’s initiatives at the College include: the achievement of numerous record-setting fundraising goals; the founding of many unique, often-emulated programs, such as the President’s Ambassadors, the Equine and Global Scholars Programs, the Presidential Mentorship Program, and the Apprenticeship Challenge; the facilitation of the construction of a new Fine Arts building, a nationally acclaimed Learning Resource Center (library), and a high profile Athletic and Conference Center Complex, the latter to which he immediately recruited the NFL Cincinnati Bengals football team’s annual summer camp; and a model faculty growth and development program.

Concurrently, Dr. William H. Crouch has been instrumental in increasing Georgetown’s enrollment and vastly expanding the geographical base from which the College’s ever-increasing enrollment comes, all the while aggressively pursuing greater diversity among students, faculty and staff, and leading the College to a Carnegie Foundation Baccalaureate College-Liberal Arts national ranking. Working with former Governor Martha Layne Collins, Dr. Crouch has created a unique Center for Commerce, Language and Culture for the campus. All of which are part of his strategy to lead Georgetown College to achieve Phi Beta Kappa standards.

During his presidency, Dr. William H. Crouch has represented Georgetown College on a variety of community boards, including the Executive Committee of the United Way of the Bluegrass, the Lexington Area Sports Authority and Bluegrass Tomorrow. He also served on the National Board of Directors of the Council of Independent Colleges, was Chair of the Board of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and served as a member of the Kentucky 2010 World Equestrian Games Advisory Council. Presently, he is a member of the The First Tee Trustees.

The son of a Baptist minister who was also a well respected educator, Dr. Crouch is a Louisville, KY, native. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1998, he was selected a Distinguished Fellow at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford. In 2003, he was elected a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and in 2008 was honored to receive the Hellenic Ideals Award. Prior to coming to Georgetown College, he served as vice-president of development at Carson-Newman College.

Crouch and his wife, Jan, have five adult children and enjoy five grandchildren.
After twenty one years as President of Georgetown, Dr. Crouch will retire on June 30, 2013.
Read Dr. Crouch's vision for Georgetown here.

Dr. Crouch's United Nations World Diversity Leadership Summit Remarks can be found here.
Books can be purchased here.

Special thanks to Woodmont Hills

Photos Credit: Georgetown College Media Relations

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