Westmont President Stan Gaede has a new book out: “An Incomplete Guide to the Rest of Your Life: On the Road to Meaning, Purpose & Happiness,” published by InterVarsity Press.
With warm stories and conversational style, Gaede addresses topics such as vocation, relationships, integrity and compassion to provide guidance in leading a life worth living and finding authentic happiness. He points his reader beyond temporary diversions to the God who offers true satisfaction and fulfillment.
A 1969 Westmont graduate, Stan Gaede earned his Ph.D. in sociology at Vanderbilt University. He came to Westmont in 1996 after serving as a professor and then provost at Gordon College in Massachusetts.
He has written six other books, including “Surprised by God” and “When Tolerance Is No Virtue: PC, Multiculturalism and the Future of Truth and Justice.” His areas of expertise include American culture, Christianity and the liberal arts, modernization and secularization, and religious and social tolerance. Gaede became president of Westmont in July 2001.
Westmont is a nationally ranked, residential liberal arts college that serves about 1,200 select undergraduates. Students choose Westmont for its distinctive combination of strong academics and an emphasis on the integration of faith and learning. Westmont’s campus, in the foothills of Santa Barbara, Calif., overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
For more information about Gaede’s book or the college, call the office of public affairs at (805) 565-7057, or the president’s office at 565-6024.