Richard Kriegbaum, Ph.D.

As president of a university founded on Christ, I believe in our mission to prepare students academically, professionally, personally and ethically.

Kriegbaum was FPU president from 1985 until 1997, a time when the university increased its profile and role in Fresno and the Central Valley. He joined the university (then Fresno Pacific College) in 1984 as administrative vice president, coming from Wheaton College. Since his presidency Kriegbaum has remained connected to the university, teaching distance-learning courses through the Office of Continuing Education and serving as interim dean of the School of Business. He also spent eight years as CEO of United Way of Fresno County and has consulted with a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education on leadership and organizational development.