Dr. Gary McCaleb

Dr. Gary McCaleb
Vice President of the University
Executive Director, Center for Building Community

Email: mccaleb@acu.edu

Dr. Gary McCaleb is vice president of Abilene Christian University, executive director of the Center for Building Community and professor of management at ACU.

Dr. McCaleb in 1999 completed his ninth year and third term as mayor of the City of Abilene. He was president of the Texas Municipal League in 1993, and served on the Advisory Boards of the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and was the U.S. representative to the World Executive Committee of the International Union of Local Authorities.

He is a frequent speaker, both nationally and internationally, on city issues, especially the importance of building community, and he has recently produced two books: "Community: The 'Other' Side of Self" and "The Gift of Community: Reflections on the Way We Live and Work Together." Dr. McCaleb has made five trips for the U.S. State Department, speaking to local government officials in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Iceland and Northern Ireland.

Dr. McCaleb earned his bachelor's degree from ACU and holds an MBA and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

McCaleb was elected to the Abilene City Council in 1985, and served until 1990, when he was elected mayor. He was elected for a second three-year term in May of 1993 and a third term in May of 1996.