Frazier assumes helm of Barclay College.
On July 1 Dr. Royce Frazier assumed his position as president of Barclay College. Dr. Frazier previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs. As a 1975 graduate, he brings a passion and vision for the future of Barclay College to his new role.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Barclay, formerly known as Friends Bible College, Frazier went on to earn an additional bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University, master’s degrees from Friends University and Fielding Graduate University, then a Ph. D. from Fielding in Psychology. Dr. Frazier brings a wealth of educational and practical experience to Barclay College. He has worked previously in youth ministry administration and his own counseling practice.
When asked about accepting his new position, Dr. Frazier said, “it was a difficult decision because I really enjoy my current position as V.P. for Academic Services. However,…I sought the Lord on this matter and we found my passion for Barclay College reaches not only to academics but also to an overarching vision for the institution and a hope for its future.” During his time at Barclay, Frazier has directed the creation and advancement of online degree programs and renewed the working adult degree completion program.
Dr. Frazier said, “My vision for Barclay College is that we find where God is moving and meet Him there. I see Barclay College poised to add new degree programs that we need to pursue. I see it poised to complete the regional accreditation. I see it poised to initiate a new graduate school. Interestingly, God has already been opening these doors and we have to work hard to keep up with His movement on our campus. God’s finger-prints on this institution continue to be evident.” Regarding the appointment of Dr. Frazier, board of trustees chairman Trent Jacks said, “Royce is well connected to our constituency. He has shown strong leadership skills.” Inaugural festivities will take place October 8-10, with the inaugural ceremony on October 9th.
Barclay College is the only four year higher education institution in southwest Kansas. Since 1917 it has been fulfilling its mission of preparing students in a Bible-centered environment for effective Christian life, service, and leadership. With Dr. Frazier’s leadership it is poised for many more years of ministry.