I love the people at OPSU; the sense of community. Even when we may disagree or have issues, we are all one and working toward making OPSU a destination for a great educational experience.Dave Beyer
Beyer earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications at Biola University and was also a four-year member of the Eagles’ wrestling team. He prepped at Whittier Christian High School (Calif.), where he played football and was a member of the track & field team (shot put).
Prior to OPSU, he has also worked in similar positions at multiple colleges in Texas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, and California.
Beyer is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and has served 21 years sitting on the prestigious CoSIDA Academic All-America® Committee. He has also served 14 years as a member of CoSIDA’s Publication Contest committee. Personally, Beyer has earned a total of 39 awards for publications and writing during his career.
During a portion of his career, Beyer battled colon cancer. In 2005, he was officially cancer-free and has been in remission since. After visiting the campus for a football game, Beyer fell in love with the campus. “When a job opened up, and I was looking for a change, I jumped at the chance. I truly believe God’s timing opened the door for me at OPSU!”
Beyer stated, “I love the people at OPSU; the sense of community. Even when we may disagree or have issues, we are all one and working toward making OPSU a destination for a great educational experience. I also love how Goodwell people wave to each other with the hand on their steering wheel while driving!”
Beyer enjoys writing song parodies, photography, collecting sports memorabilia, and watching documentaries on historical events in his personal time. While crossing paths with many noteworthy people during his career, Beyer counts having the chance to meet John Wooden, Hank Aaron, Dick Vitale, Vin Scully, Walter Payton, Erik Dickerson, Bill Bradley, and former vice president Dick Cheney at the top of the list.