Mr. Rick Beyer has a unique combination of experience in higher education and business. As the managing principal of AGB Institutional Strategies, he focuses on higher education trends, challenges, and the development of new models for colleges and universities.
Beyer is a former president of Wheeling Jesuit University and a trustee emeritus at Olivet College, as well as a technology CEO and senior operating executive of a $1 billion public company. He has been a trustee and committee chair at multiple colleges and universities, including having served on the AGB Board of Directors.
He served for a three-year special project as president at Wheeling Jesuit University. During his presidency, he organized the community to develop a strategic master plan for the institution. This process included gaining broad-based support from many constituents, including unanimous endorsement from the faculty. At a time when the institution was challenged with enrollment, fundraising, and overall strategy, his presidency included record-setting enrollment, expanded student services, and the doubling of alumni giving participation.
Beyer has more than twenty years of senior executive operating experience at companies such as Trimble Navigation, TracerNET, Rockwell Collins, and QUALCOMM.