Tim Gibson


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Tim Gibson spent 32 years as a pilot in the United States Air Force. Prior to joining King’s, he commanded at a variety of levels, including as the installation commander of the USAF Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colo. and as Vice Commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

Gibson received his commission through the Air Force Academy in 1988 and subsequently earned a master’s degree in management from Colorado Christian University and a master’s in airpower art and science from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies at Maxwell Air Force Base. In 2007, he was appointed national security fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Gibson has also served as an instructor pilot for the T-37 Tweet, C-5 Galaxy, TG-7A motorglider and KC-135 Stratotanker.

In 2013, Gibson and his wife Nancy were asked to join the Parents Advisory Council at The King’s College after their daughter Jessica became a student. In 2016, Gibson retired from the Air Force with the rank of Brigadier General. That same year, he became Executive Vice President of The King’s College.

In December 2017, Gibson succeeded Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury and became the College’s acting president. The Board of Trustees formally announced Gibson as the seventh president of The King’s College in August 2018. Upon Gibson’s appointment, Chairman of the Board Tim Dunn said, “Since joining the administration in June 2016, President Gibson has challenged the College toward higher levels of excellence, drawing from his thirty year career of operational responsibilities in the United States Air Force. Just as important as those managerial capabilities, President Gibson has a ministry heart, leaving the high station of the rank of General in order to join The King’s College. I am confident that President Gibson will guide this institution in integrity to its Christian calling and will continue to serve as a beacon for this community.”

Gibson and his wife Nancy of 31 years, reside in Brooklyn, NY and have three children: Jessica (King’s ’16), Drew (USAFA ’19), and Mary Beth, who is currently a dual enrollment student at King’s.

Time at King's: June 2016 to Present


B.S. English
U.S. Air Force Academy

M.S. Management
Colorado Christian University

Master of Airpower Art and Science
The Air University