The ABHE Board has acted to confer the Biblical Higher Education Award upon Dr. William D. Boyd. Bill’s service in Biblical Higher Education and within ABHE spans more than three decades. During those years, he has capably and energetically led three ABHE member colleges to grow and flourish. He served as president of Western Bible College in Denver (subsequently merged into Colorado Christian University) from 1967-1980. He then served for 17 year as president and three years as Chancellor of the College of Biblical Studies in Houston Texas, a multi-ethnic Bible college that provides educational opportunities to prepare men and women for Christian vocation, leadership, and ministry. As CBS-Houston president, he oversaw a period of substantial enrollment and financial resource partner growth as well as the institution’s initial achievement of ABHE accreditation. He has been a frequent and highly influential contributor to ABHE professional development and training events on the topics of presidential leadership, board governance, and institutional advancement. His insights on the subject of, The Care and Feeding of Elephants (aka, major donor development) have contributed greatly to the advancement of ABHE as well as member college leaders. Since his 2011 “retirement” from the CBS-Houston presidency, Bill has continued his Biblical Higher Education leadership legacy as Vice President for Strategic Development at Carolina College of Biblical Studies.
Bill earned a BA in Finance from Texas Tech University, a MTh from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Speech Communication from the University of Denver. A gifted Bible teacher and ordained minister, he has pastored two churches, foothills Bible Church in Denver and Sandy Point Bible Church in Houston. His regular local community Bible teaching has borne fruit in every locality in which he has served.
Each year at the Annual Meeting, the Association for Biblical Higher Education recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in advancing and assuring quality biblical higher education.