Warner Pacific Alum Lacey Beaty ’13 is putting her education to use as the newest member of the Beaverton City Council.
From Army Combat Medic to newly elected Beaverton City Councilwoman, Warner Pacific alum Lacey Beaty is using her gift of leadership to make her community a better place.
Benefiting from the focused immersion in managerial practices taught in the Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership program through the Adult Degree Program, Lacey honed her managerial skills, understanding of the influences of financial and regulatory pressures on management, conflict resolution, and transformational leadership.
“My master’s degree continues to help me almost daily. I lead high performance team, I train, mentor, and most importantly am a servant leader,” Lacey reflects. “Being a manager is a simple task; however leading with compassion and a servant’s heart is no easy task. I learned the skills necessary to lead from the front and take my team to the next level.”
When asked why she choose Warner Pacific’s Adult Degree program, Lacey had this to say: “I selected Warner Pacific for graduate school because it was the best fit with where I was in my life at the time. As a military veteran who joined the army right out of high school I didn’t start my undergraduate degree until I was almost 25. Warner Pacific allowed me to keep working and attend school at the same time. It was challenge balancing work, life, and classes for 18 months; however it was the ultimate solution to the graduate school puzzle.”
On January 6, 2015, Lacey was sworn in to the start of her first term as a Beaverton City Councilor.
Lacey was a high school senior in the San Diego area when the tragic events of 9/11 happened. She was inspired to serve her country and joined the United States Army. Trained as a Combat Medic, Lacey was deployed to Iraq in 2004.
After the army, Lacey sought out other ways to serve. She started coaching lacrosse at Beaverton High School. Now she coaches student athletes from kindergarten through college. She served as the Vice-Chair of the Beaverton Community Vision Committee and was on the board of directors of HomePlate Youth Services – Washington County’s only drop in center for youth experiencing homelessness.
Warner Pacific is honored to count Lacey Beaty, and her husband Ian, among our alumni. We look forward to watching her flourish.