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Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor Launches Podcast: "Beck & Calling"

November 20, 2019
On Nov. 20, Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor will launch the first episode of his new monthly podcast series, Beck & Calling.

During Taylor’s tenure, his job has afforded him the opportunity to sit down with some of the world’s most influential thinkers and inspirational speakers; those that share the university’s mind-and-heart mission like former Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Immigration Forum Director Ali Noorani.

“Whether through Whitworth’s outstanding Speakers & Artists Series or when I’m traveling on behalf of the university, I often rub elbows with some truly amazing people,” Taylor says. “When I report to others about my conversations with these leaders, people will often say, ‘I wish I could have been there or heard that!’ Those responses have inspired me to create a way for Whitworthians to get a periodic glimpse at Whitworth through my eyes, and to experience some of the inspiring people I meet on a regular basis.”

Taylor’s first interview will feature celebrated artist and writer Makoto Fujimura. The former presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts and director of the Culture Care Initiative at Fuller Theological Seminary visited Whitworth in October. In this debut episode, Fujimura discusses the importance of cultural stewardship and how young people practicing important defined values can change the world.

We invite the public to listen and learn in the upcoming podcasts and video interviews, how Taylor’s guests are living out their respective callings in life. You can find and subscribe to the podcast at and under Whitworth’s feed on YouTube.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or