Our leaders are distinctive in their commitment to Christ. That makes Montreat unique—even among many church-affiliated institutions. That commitment forms the foundation for everything we do.


Paul J. Maurer (president@montreat.edu) brings a wealth of experience as the eighth president of Montreat College. As a visionary and results-driven Christian leader, he believes deeply in the value of Christ-centered higher education. Drawing from more than 25 years of leadership in nonprofit and higher education administration, Dr. Maurer has led efforts in governance, organizational development, marketing and communications, adult and graduate studies, and government relations.

Learn more about President Maurer


Members of the President’s Cabinet are:

Learn more about the cabinet

2024-25 Board of Trustees

  • Mr. Charlie Davidson—Charlotte, NC
  • Ms. H. Claire Efird—Wilmington, NC
  • Mrs. Leila N. Erwin—Morganton, NC
  • Ms. K. Anne Gant—Burlington, NC
  • Mr. Edward Graham—Boone, NC
  • Dr. Jeffrey E. Heck—Asheville, NC (Chair)
  • Mr. Tyler Johnson—Charlotte, NC
  • Mr. Ned J. Kiser—Lake Lure, NC
  • Ambassador Philip Kosnett (Ret.)—Black Mountain, NC
  • Rev. Dr. George K. Logan—Morganton, NC
  • Mr. Steven McCay—Cramerton, NC
  • Mr. Richard Milam—Burnsville, NC
  • Mr. Jim Moore—Charlotte, NC
  • Mr. Roger A. Oxendale—Nebo, NC (Vice Chair)
  • Mr. Bill Shipley—Charlotte, NC
  • Mr. Ed Skoudis—Wall, NJ
  • Mrs. Suzanne Sloan—Montreat, NC
  • Rev. Dr. David Swanson—Orlando, FL
  • Rev. Dr. Mark Toone—Gig Harbor, Washington
  • Mrs. Lynne P. Veerman—Orlando, FL
  • Mr. Yasser Youssef—Winston-Salem, NC

Learn more about the trustees here

President’s Advisory Council

The President’s Advisory Council is a group of business, ministry, and civic leaders who come alongside Montreat College in an advisory role as we seek to be a leader in Christ-centered higher education regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Learn more about the President’s Advisory Council

Strategic Plan

View Montreat College’s Strategic Plan.


Montreat College’s bylaws and articles of incorporation are available for public view.