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President William M. B. Fleming, Jr.

President William M. B. Fleming, Jr. was elected president in 2012 after serving as Vice President for Development when he joined PBA in 1992.

William M. B. Fleming, Jr. was elected 8th president of Palm Beach Atlantic University on May 7, 2012, after serving as interim president for the previous 14 months. Up to that time, he served Palm Beach Atlantic as Vice President for Development, joining the University in 1992.

Under President Fleming's leadership the University has gained significant momentum as illustrated by ratings as a “best” choice in U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, and inclusion in the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. In the fall of 2013, the University brought in a record class while maintaining strong academic standards.

The University has established four Centers of Excellence, was chosen as a model for community engagement by the NCAA Division II, and increased its local economic impact to $326 million in 2013. In addition, the Rinker Athletic Campus officially opened on Sept. 4, 2014.

President Fleming has been instrumental in raising more than $142 million for Palm Beach Atlantic during his tenure as Vice President for Development and President.

Prior to coming to Palm Beach Atlantic, Fleming served in several administrative roles at Wingate University and Guilford College, both in North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Guilford. Judson University in Elgin, Illinois presented him with an honorary doctorate degree.

He lives in Wellington, Florida with his wife, Pam. They are members of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church and have two sons.

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Dr. E. Randolph Richards, long-time dean of the School of Ministry was named PBA's provost by Palm Beach Atlantic University President William M. B. Fleming, Jr. on February 23, 2017. 

Richards joined PBA in 2006 as dean and professor of biblical studies in the School of Ministry. Under Richard’s leadership, the School of Ministry has soared in enrollment, faculty achievements and fundraising. He was instrumental in adding a fully online undergraduate ministry degree and two master’s degrees. Richards additionally has served, since 2011, as director of the David and Leighan Rinker Center for Experiential Learning, one of PBA’s five centers of excellence. 

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Board of Trustees

PBA’s Board of Trustees provides oversight for the University and also sets PBA’s mission and vision