Endowed Institutes

Martin Family Institute and Dallas Willard Center for Spirtual Formation

Trustee Patty Martin and her husband, Eff, helped create the Martin Family Institute and Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation. The Willard Center was established to develop student “leaders to articulate the philosophical, theological, and biblical rational for developing an interactive relationship with Christ.” To see more information click here.

Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts

The Gaede Institute was created to help promote liberal arts education in America. Their mission is “to sharpen the vision of a dynamic contemporary liberal arts education rooted in a rich diverse tradition, deepen understanding of the underlying commitments and values shaping liberal arts education, stimulate dialogue between all streams in liberal arts tradition, strengthen the commitment of administrators, faculty, staff and students to the liberal arts vision, equip faculty to implement the liberal arts vision at their institutions, spread the message of the value of the liberal arts to students, parents, and the broader public, and bring faith into the conversation on liberal arts education.” More information may be found on the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts homepage.

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Message from the President

President Gayle BeebeYour investment in Westmont helps us accomplish our distinctive mission as a rigorous undergraduate, liberal arts college with a deep Christian commitment where students live in a close residential community and develop a broad global perspective.

The genius of Westmont lies in connecting these five essential characteristics in a unique educational experience that transforms young men and women into leaders inspired to change the world for Jesus Christ.

Students grow deeper in all areas of their lives -- intellectual, spiritual and personal -- while they develop their talents, discover their calling and prepare for a lifetime of service meeting the great, pressing needs of our time.

Gayle Beebe