front entrance to Sells Administrative Building

leadership and administration

office of the president

Eric A. Turner, Ed.D., assumed his duties as the 25th president of Southwest Baptist University on Sept. 1, 2018. He comes from Black River Technical College (BRTC), where he served four years as president. Prior to this, he served 17 years in various administrative capacities at ‎Williams Baptist University.

President's Office


The president’s Executive Cabinet includes campus leaders from the areas of academics, administration, enrollment management, and university relations.

Executive Cabinet

board of trustees

SBU is governed by a 25-member Board of Trustees. Members are elected by delegates to the Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting.

SBU Trustees