The Rehoboam Factor
No matter how many years of experience a person brings to the position, or what level of education has been achieved when entrusted with a leadership role in biblical higher education, the new administrator discovers a need for direction, wise counsel, and role models. This was my experience when I became president at Southeastern Bible College, I faced a variety of complex and challenging issues that underscored my need for wisdom beyond what I personally possessed. In addressing the issue of career paths of Bible college presidents, Steven Ibbotson recognized that “the increasing demands upon a president require a broad range of skills”. The same could be said of any one in a senior leadership position in biblical higher education.