Dr. Stephen D. Livesay, Bryan's seventh president. Dr. Livesay came to the college in February 2003, bringing with him ten years of administrative and teaching experience at Belhaven University, Jackson, MS, and seven years teaching experience at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. Prior to that he taught history, English and Bible and coached cross country and basketball at a Christian high school in Michigan.
During his tenure at Bryan, the college has experienced significant growth, including the addition of online, graduate, and dual enrollment programs; expansion of undergraduate offerings; increased outreach to the community; a satellite campus in Ooltewah; and growth in the Dayton campus physical facilities. Bryan College currently serves approximately 1500 students.
Dr. Livesay earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, an M.A. from Oakland University in Michigan, and a B.S. degree from Bob Jones University. He is past chairman of the National Association of Christian Athletes board, Fellow at the Cornwall Alliance, and hosted a weekly radio broadcast, Life Today, for over 12 years. He and his wife, Corinne, live in Dayton and have three grown children and two grandsons.