Roland Beasley has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Austin Graduate School of Theology for the past 11 years. He also served as chairman of the Building Committee and the Finance Committee.
He spent the majority of his career in the petrochemical industry with ARCO Chemical Company living in Texas and Pennsylvania. He held the position of vice president at ARCO when he retired and moved back to Texas in 1993.
He was born in Archer City, TX and grew up in Denton and College Station. Roland attended Texas A&M University and received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Later in his career he attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Roland has served as a deacon in three different congregations and as elder in two. He and his wife Jean attend Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ in Austin were he has served as an elder for the past 15 years. They have four grown daughters and 12 grandchildren all living in Texas.