GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 6, 2017) – BJU Education Group, Inc. (BJUEG) Board Chairman Steve Pettit today announced the selection of Dr. Ken Bixby, president of Bixby Consulting of Simpsonville, South Carolina, to serve as CEO of BJUEG effective immediately.
“I am pleased to have someone with Ken’s depth of experience step forward to lead BJUEG,” said Pettit. “The board received a number of highly qualified recommendations to fill the new role—and we were pleased to select Ken and have him accept this position. We look forward to his leadership in helping BJU Press and Bob Jones Academy continue to grow.”
Bixby earned a BS in Industrial Engineering (1982) from Purdue University and an MS in Management (1997) from the Krannert School of Management also at Purdue University. In addition, he earned a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in 2016 from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.
Prior to serving as a business consultant, Bixby served in a number of management, senior management and executive roles for 33 years with Caterpillar in the United States, China, Indonesia and England. He also served with McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri.
Throughout his career, Bixby received several awards including the Caterpillar Chairman’s Top Five Award—Implementing Quality Certification, the British Sword of Honor Safety Award and a Gold Star Safety award from the North Carolina Employment Security Commission in 2005. He is a Certified Gold Coach, coaching and supporting empowered manufacturing teams and served on a number of employment-related safety and standard committees throughout his industrial career. He has also served as a director of the Western Piedmont Community College Foundation in Morganton, North Carolina, and on the Industrial Advisory Board for the CIMT program at Purdue University. Bixby is an active member of Palmetto Baptist Church in Easley, South Carolina.
BJUEG is a non-profit corporation registered in the State of South Carolina. It is governed by an eight member board and is responsible for the operations of Bob Jones Academy middle and high schools as well as BJU Press.