Project Description

Dr. Kent M. Keith

President of Pacific Rim Christian University in Honolulu, Hawaii

Dr. Kent M. Keith served as the CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership in the United States from 2007 to 2012, and the CEO of the Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership (Asia) in Singapore from 2012 to 2015. He is currently President of Pacific Rim Christian University in Honolulu. During his career he has been an attorney, state government official, high tech park developer, YMCA executive, and full-time speaker and author. From 1989 to 1995, he was President of Chaminade University of Honolulu. Dr. Keith earned a B.A. in Government from Harvard University, an M.A. in Philosophy and Politics from Oxford University, a Certificate in Japanese from Waseda University in Tokyo, a J.D. from the University of Hawaii, and an Ed. D. from the University of Southern California. He is a Rhodes Scholar. Dr. Keith has been featured on the front page of The New York Times and in People magazine, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Family Circle. He was interviewed by Katie Couric on the NBC Today Show and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and He has appeared on dozens of TV shows and more than 100 radio programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, and Australia. Dr. Keith has given more than 1,000 presentations, conference papers, and seminars on a wide variety of topics in the United States and eight countries in Europe and Asia. His current presentations and seminars are focused on servant-leadership, the Paradoxical Commandments, finding personal meaning at home and at work, and the positive impact of morality in the workplace. Dr. Keith is known internationally as the author of the Paradoxical Commandments, which he wrote and published in 1968 in a booklet for student leaders. His book, Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments became a national bestseller and was translated into 17 languages. He has written four books related to the Paradoxical Commandments, three books on servant-leadership, and a book on morality at work. Dr. Keith and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth M. Keith, have three grown children. More information about Dr. Keith is available at