[Scroll down the page to see Peggy's commencement speech]
Leadership at Ambassador is definitely a "joint venture" which Peggy shares with partner, Jim Sanders. It all began in 1977 when AAA was privileged to launch Chuck Swindoll's radio ministry and staff was needed to process the volume of incoming mail. (OK, it began even earlier when her father started the agency :-).) For almost 30 years, it was a team effort with husband, Jon, serving as President of the agency. Life changed dramatically for her (and for all of Ambassador) when Jon died in 2005 after a brief battle with esophageal cancer. Jon's servant leadership remains a strong model for all of our team.
What "fills the cup" these days, beyond Ambassador, is the privilege of this Biola graduate serving on the Board of Trustees for Azusa Pacific University--nothing like student life to energize the soul. That and a sunny day, "top-down" on the convertible with a Rippingtons CD blaring for therapy! Church home is St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Newport Beach). When day is done, three Scottie terriers make walking in the door a daily delight.
Fun Facts About Peggy
I'd describe a perfect day as ... SoCal sunshine, top-down spin up PCH for a little polo in the Palisades and dinner at Lawry's day's end.
On my iPod is ... Rippingtons, David Benoit, Bill Cantos, Oleta Adams, Earl Klugh -- yeah, I'm a jazz cat, for sure.
Someday I will ... see Jon again!
The anchor verse for my life is ... Colossians 1:10. And I wish someone had encouraged me to choose a verse for each year long before I did the first time about 20 years ago. At my age, think what I'd have committed to memory!
I was so embarrassed when ... I loudly asked "Who bent the spoon" when Joni came for lunch. (That was a loooong time ago!)
Commencement Speech -- Winter 2011
Ambassador President Peggy Campbell addressed the board, students, faculty and friends on December 17, 2011 as the Commencement speaker in the Felix Event Center on Azusa Pacific University's campus. More than 500 students in two separate ceremonies received their Bachelor's, Doctoral, and Master's degrees. Azusa graduates approximately 2,300 students a year at its commencement ceremonies-students "who will impact the world with a Christian perspective of truth and life."
On May 18, 2012, Peggy will become the first woman to hold the position of Board Chair in APU's 112-year history.
Peggy Campbell has been Ambassador's President since 2006 and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the National Religious Broadcasters as well as on the Board of Trustees for Azusa Pacific University.
Want to say "hi" to Peggy? You can do that here.