In announcing the contract extension, J. Guthrie True, Chairman of the Board, said, “The Board of Trustees of Georgetown College is elated that Dr. Crouch has agreed to continue on this remarkable journey with us for another four years.” He added, “The extraordinary vision and leadership of Bill Crouch over the past 17 years has moved the College to a position of national recognition as an outstanding academic institution. I have no doubt that his contributions over the next four years will set the stage for a transformation of the College that exceeds our wildest expectations.”
Bill Crouch became Georgetown’s 23rd president in 1991. Often described as a visionary in not only corporate and academic worlds, but also in the community of Christian faith, Dr. Crouch’s initiatives at the College are many and varied. He has been instrumental in founding numerous unique and often-emulated programs, in increasing Georgetown’s enrollment, expanding the geographical base from which its student body comes, and aggressively pursuing greater diversity among students, faculty and staff through partnerships with the four Black Baptist Conventions, the establishment of entrepreneurial and mentorship programs, and “adopting” alumni of the now-defunct Bishop College.
Dr. Crouch earned his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1998, he was selected a Distinguished Fellow at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford. In 2003, he was elected a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Crouch and his wife Jan have five adult children and enjoy two grandchildren.