Dr. Jerry Beasley came to Concord College in 1985. He was previously Vice President for Development at WV Wesleyan College. Dr. Beasley graduated from Harvard and received his Ph.D. from Stanford.
President Beasley supports and participates in many Concord events. One major event he participated in during 1988 was the Quest for Scholars. This quest lasted nine days and covered approximately 162 miles. It also raised approximately $170,000. Dr. Beasley walked the entire 162 miles along with fellow staff and faculty members.