Brian Dawson

Dr. Brian Dawson has been involved and serving in boy’s ministries throughout his life. He grew up in Christian Service Brigade (CSB) and earned their highest award: the Herald of Christ. He stayed active in CSB as a stockage ranger, battalion captain, and serving on the board of directors for CSB. Brian has also been an active volunteer in his local church and other ministries including Sequoia Brigade Camp, Alpha Gamma Omega, Awanas, and now serves with TLUSA Troop OR-1613. Brian is a professor and university administrator working for 7 universities including Pepperdine, Hardin-Simmons, and the California State University. He currently serves as the CEO of Semester by the Sea and enjoys helping discipling college students as they mature through the college experience. He is also a lover of the outdoors and has taken students on field trips to over 100 national parks and monuments. Yosemite is his favorite, and he solo hiked the John Muir Trail last year. Brian has two degrees in history and his doctorate in Educational Leadership. He and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 27 years and work as a team to be salt and light on college campuses. They lived with students in campus housing for 2 decades raising their two amazing kids and developing vibrant campus communities.