The 13th President of Northwest Nazarene University catches up with the Boise Chamber

Professional, committed, loyal. These are just a few words one might use to describe Northwest Nazarene University President Joel K. Pearsall. President Pearsall currently serves as the 13th President of NNU but he's been a part of the university's family since 1999 and a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Northwest Nazarene University is a nonprofit comprehensive Christian university of the liberal arts. It offers more than 60 areas of study, master's degree programs in seven disciplines, and accelerated degree programs to name a few. The campus is located in Nampa, Idaho with programs also in Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and 35 countries around the world.

President Pearsall and the university serve 10,600+ students preparing them to be global Christians through academic excellence, social responsiveness, and creative engagement. Through curriculum and campus activities, administration and faculty are focused on challenging students both intellectually and spiritually, leaving them prepared for the future.

President Pearsall is busy, often attending student events on campus, but he took some time to catch up with the Boise Chamber and share his favorite things with us! Read more about him below:

What is your all-time favorite film? Gods & Generals

What is the best book you've read? Heroic Leadership by Lowney

What is your favorite sport to watch? I love them all - don't make me pick!

Who is the most interesting historical figure? Red Auerbach

What is your favorite hobby or thing to do during the weekend? Attending NNU student events (sports, theater, etc.)

Favorite place in Boise to take a visitor? The Greenbelt

Favorite Idaho escape? New Meadows

What are words you live by? Love God, Love Your Neighbor

Who is a local business or business person you admire? United Heritage Insurance

What is the most important trend in your business/industry? Decreasing revenue from historical sources

What is the number one reason to do business with your organization? NNU delivers exceptionally high-quality educational programs (undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and continuing education) within a caring and supportive community committed to student success.