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Mount Mercy is guided by a team of talented and accomplished leaders. These individuals have decades of experience in the higher education arena and are poised to utilize their expertise to help inspire and shape Mount Mercy students into the future leaders of tomorrow.

Office of the President

president-beatty.jpgDr. Robert (Bob) Beatty joined the Mount Mercy University community in July 2020 as our 10th president. He brings with him 25 years of experience in higher education and nearly 10 years of professional business experience.

Prior to Mount Mercy, Dr. Beatty served as the dean of the Soules College of Business and F.M. and Fannie Burke Professor at the University of Texas at Tyler, dean of the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, dean of the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, and dean of the School of Business at Whitworth University. He was a member of the faculty at Northern Illinois University, Texas Christian University, Miami University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Beatty's business experience includes positions at Amerada Hess Oil Company, where he was a project manager for natural gas systems, and the Kellogg Company, where he led the organization’s emerging e-commerce department. His professional and academic expertise is in the areas of strategic information systems, information systems security (cybersecurity), innovation assessment and adoption, and e-commerce strategies. 

Dr. Beatty earned a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Texas Christian University, a Master of Computer Science Management from Creighton University, and a Master of Business Administration and  Doctor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University.

He and his wife Raynette are the parents of two grown children, Shelby and Sean.