Tim Gibson has spent his career in the United States Air Force. Prior to joining King’s, he commanded a variety of organizations at multiple levels, including as the installation commander of the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. and as Vice Commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., which is the Air Force’s Center of Excellence for advanced expeditionary combat support training and education.
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 a 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 2016, Gibson retired from the Air Force with the rank of Brigadier General. That year, Gibson became Executive Vice President of The King’s College and director of the Center for Leadership Development. Gibson and his wife, Nancy, have three children: Jessica (MCA ’16) is studying in the Film M.F.A. Program in Creative Producing at Columbia University; Drew is studying Physics at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs; and Mary Beth is a homeschooled student. Both Tim and Nancy Gibson have served on the Parents Advisory Council at King’s.
In December 2017, Gibson succeeded Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury as 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 beacon for this community.”
Time at King's: June 2016 to Present
U.S. Air Force Academy
Colorado Christian University
Master of Airpower Art and Science
The Air University