Gene Habecker

Eugene Habecker

Senior Fellow

Eugene B. Habecker, served as president of Taylor University from 2005-2016. Prior to coming to Taylor, he served in presidencies at the American Bible Society (1991-2005) and Huntington University (1981-1991).  

He holds degrees from Taylor University (BA), Ball State University (MA), and the University of Michigan (PhD). He’s also a graduate of Temple University School of Law (JD) and is an inactive member of the Pennsylvania Bar. He’s also a graduate of the Institutional Educational Management (IEM) program at Harvard University. He is the recipient of nine honorary degrees and has traveled in more than 90 countries.  He and his wife Marylou have three married children and seven grandchildren.

Dr. Habecker has authored numerous professional articles and five books: Affirmative Action in the Independent College (1977); The Other Side of Leadership (1987); Leading with a Follower’s Heart (1990); Rediscovering the Soul of Leadership (1996) also published in Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin; and The Softer Side of Leadership (forthcoming, 2018). He is also the editor of two other books – Fresh Perspectives: A One-Year Devotional Book (2006) and Fresh Perspectives: A One Year Devotional Book, Volume Two (2015).

Dr. Habecker’s focus at Sagamore includes Capacity Building and Leadership Development.