QUOTE OF THE DAY: "You are the director of your life's play."

RESUME

EDUCATION

Oregon State University, Doctor of Philosophy College Student Services Administration 1990 Corvallis, Oregon

University of the Pacific, Master of Arts Communication Arts & Religious Studies 1980 Stockton, California

University of the Pacific, Bachelor of Arts Communication Arts & Religious Studies 1975 Stockton, California
 



EXPERIENCE

Founder, The Character Institute 2003 - present
Empower individuals and organizations to be more productive, operate in concert with personal and organizational values and beliefs, and make character-driven decisions in daily life.

President, Will Keim Speaks! Inc 1986 - present
Creation and delivery of presentations, workshops, books, videos, CD's and DVD's addressing topics in college student success, values and ethics, new students, Greek letter organizations, faculty and staff, and student athletes, with emphasis on ethical decision making behavior.

Intercollegiate Chaplain, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Corvallis, Oregon 1985 - present
Teaching, preaching, advising, mentoring, and leading college students in their spiritual development.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of the Pacific 1976-1980 / Oregon State University 1982 - 1985
Courses taught include Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Group Communication.
 



ACTIVITIES

Keynote Speaker, The National Symposium on Character and Leadership, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2004

Session Speaker, The National Symposium on Character and Leadership, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2003

National Collegiate Athletic Association Recognized Speaker on Life Skills, Leadership, Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Inspiration/Motivation, NCAA, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1998 - present

Educator and Inspirational Speaker, 2000 campus and corporate visits to 2 million students, faculty, and corporate professionals in 20 years in every state in America and most provinces in Canada, 1986 - present

International Chaplain, Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, America and Canada, 2003 - present

Coach, Corvallis Little League Senior Girls Softball Team, Oregon State All Star Champion, 2005

Conference Keynote Speaker, appearances include: United States Air Force Academy National Symposium on Character and Leadership, Southern California Anti-Defamation League, Children's Miracle Network, ACUHI-I, NACURH, IACURH, Mid America Greek Council Association, ACUI, NODA, Swiss Army, Bushell, AT&T, IBM, Delta Airlines, Eye Med, Luxottica, Lenscrafters, Boys and Girls Club, Western Regional Greek Association, Northeast Interfraternity Council Association, Georgia Employment Council, Southern California, Economic Development Association, Montana State Employment Council, Ohio Employers Council, and others
 



AWARDS

Outstanding Alumni Award, Delta Upsilon Medal of Honor, 2005
Jack Anson Award for Outstanding Interfraternalism, Association of Fraternity Advisors, 2001
Kimball Award, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 2000
Durwood Owen Award, Pi Kappa Phi, 1996
National Interfraternity Conference Award of Excellence, 1990
Dissertation of the Year Nominee, NASPA, 1990
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, 1988
Outstanding Professor of the Year, Oregon State University, 1986
 



PUBLICATIONS

The Wit & Wisdom of Dr. Will Keim, 2004
Keys to Success in College and Life, 2003
Fan Etiquette: How did the Burning Desire to Win Become the Desire to Burn?, 2000
The Tao of Christ: The Way of Love for a World of Hurt, 1998
The Truth About College: 50 Lessons for Parents Before They Start Writing Checks, 1996
Life After College: Lessons for Students in Transition, 1994
Spirit Journey: A Walk Through Matthew, 1992
The Education of Character: Lessons for Beginners, 1990

Contributing Author:
Let Your Leadership Speak!
Chicken Soup for the College Soul
Greek Inspirations
 



MEDIA

"Take 10 For Character" 16 Volume Video Program on Character
"Welcome to the Time of Your Life" Video Program for new students
"The Residential Life Primer" Resident Assistant Training Video
"Leadership for the 21st Century" Video Program for Leadership Education
"Demythologizing the Animal House" Greek Life Teleconference Presentation of live teleconference to 225,000 students from 142 campuses, hosted by Will Keim, Ph.D and David Kussman
 



COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSES

Eastern Washington University, Washington
Plymouth State College, New Hampshire
Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut
 



INTERESTS

Cooking, Gardening, Fishing, Sports, and Family
 



REFERENCES
(available upon request)

Ross Perot, Presidential Candidate and Entrepreneur
Lou Holtz, ESPN Analyst, Retired Head Coach
President Dave Frohnmayer, University of Oregon
Dr. Ted Leland, Vice President of Advancement, University of The Pacific
Senator Mark Hatfield (Oregon), Retired
Mickie DeMoss, Head Women's Basketball Coach, University of Kentucky
Ashley Armstrong, Associate Athletic Director, UCLA
Kelli Richards, Champs Life Skills, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President, Philander Smith College

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St Judes
Childrens Miracle Network
Schools of Sinkunia
Athletes to Business

ASSOCIATIONS

National Orientation Directors Association
International Speakers Network National Speakers Association
NCAA AFA