Meet the President
About Adam J. Morris
Adam J. Morris, PhD, is an accomplished senior administrator in Christian higher education with a deep love for the Lord, a genuine heart for students, and a high regard for the transformative role of an engaged faculty. He excels at mobilizing staff around a compelling vision, with specific gifting in the area of strategic planning and transformation and a rich history of securing significant external financial support to advance the mission of an organization. Entrepreneurial, innovative, collaborative, and discerning, Morris has more than 30 years of experience in Christian higher education.
He joined Biola’s senior leadership team as vice president in 2007 and most recently was the executive vice president, chief transformation officer, and chief institutional advancement officer. In the role of executive vice president, he was a member of the President’s Cabinet and the President’s Administrative Council and worked with a team of 45 senior administrators to help shape and implement the university’s strategic plan. As chief transformation officer he steered university-wide transformation efforts in order to help the institution thrive missionally, academically, and financially in the ever-changing landscape of Christian higher education. As the chief institutional advancement officer, he led all annual, capital, and deferred gift fundraising efforts, and was responsible for the team that drove all enrollment and marketing functions linked to institutional revenue.
Morris lives in La Habra Heights, California, with his wife, Faith, and has four adult children, two in-law children, and four grandchildren.