Dr. James L. Edwards
Dr. James L. Edwards served as the Anderson University President for 25 years. Prior to serving AU, Dr. Edwards was president and chief executive officer for Warner Press, publishing house for the Church of God. Edwards graduated from Anderson University and the Anderson University School of Theology. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Policy and Leadership at The Ohio State University.
During his tenure as president, Dr. Edwards administered several comprehensive capital campaigns raising funding support totaling more than $200 million dollars. A number of major facilities were constructed during his presidency, including the Kardatzke Wellness Center, York Performance Hall, York Seminary Village, additions onto Decker Hall and Hartung Hall, a new business school, the Flagship Enterprise Center and improvements to residence halls and many existing campus facilities.
In his last year as President, he was the longest serving college president in the state of Indiana.