Gwen Burks, M.A., provides strategic leadership for and ensures effective implementation of initiatives on behalf of the President of Fresno Pacific University. She is responsible for the overall planning and management of the Office of the President and for the direction and oversight of its staff. Burks has over 20 years of experience in higher education and earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fresno and an M.A. from Fresno State in Education-Administration and Supervision in Higher Education. Burks reports directly to the president and is a member of the President’s Cabinet.