Teams

Faculty, staff, alumni, administration and trustees worked together to craft the strategic plan OBU 2020. The University Planning Advisory Council worked with three special teams tasked with evaluating core values, environmental conditions and university needs. Those teams are listed below.

University Planning Advisory Council

UPAC Task Force to Enhance Academic Services, Programs and Support

  • Canaan Crane, Chair
  • Alan Bandy
  • Gary Nickerson
  • Stan Norman
  • Jimmy Young

UPAC Task Force to Expand Student Scholarships

  • Jonna Raney, Chair
  • Gina Kraft
  • Mark McClellan
  • Glenn Sanders
  • Will Smallwood

UPAC Task Force to Advance Student Services

  • Dale Griffin, Chair
  • Peter Purin
  • Paul Roberts
  • Brandon Skaggs

UPAC Task Force to Strengthen Marketing and Enrollment Management

  • Bruce Perkins, Chair
  • Debbie Bosch
  • Paula Gower
  • Scott Harris
  • David Houghton

UPAC Task Force to Enrich Quality of Life for OBU Employees

  • Larry Walker, Chair
  • Mike Johnson
  • Ken Gabrielse
  • David Shannon

UPAC Task Force to Reinforce Faculty Development

  • Pam Robinson, Chair
  • Brian Camp
  • Lana Bolhouse
  • Lauri Fluke
  • Jennifer McQuade

UPAC Task Force to Improve University Relations

  • Randy Smith, Chair
  • Jennifer Barnett
  • Robert Davenport
  • Robbie Henson
  • Wendell Lang
  • FM&S Director

Core Values Team

  • Dr. Kaylene Barbe, Professor of Communication Studies
  • Dale Griffin, Dean of Spiritual Life
  • Dr. Carol Humphrey, Professor of History
  • Dr. Mark McClellan, Dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry
  • Dr. Linda McElroy, Professor of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies
  • Dr. Dan Reeder, Professor of Business
  • Dr. Pam Robinson, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Stan Norman, Provost and Executive Vice President for Campus Life
  • Core Values Team Chair

Scanning Team

  • Dr. Debbie Bosch, Dean of the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics
  • Odus Compton, Director of Student Ministry
  • Cynthia Gates, Director of Events, Conference and Camps
  • Lori Hagans, Executive Director of OBU Alumni Association
  • Dr. Kevin Hall, Hollums Chair of Bible
  • Dr. Ben Myers, Associate Professor of English
  • Bruce Perkins, Dean of Enrollment Management
  • Jonna Raney, Director of Student Financial Services
  • Dr. Bret Roark, Ralph and Marie Barby Chair of Psychology
  • Randy Smith, Executive Vice President for Business and Administrative Services, Scanning Team Chair

Needs Evaluation Team

  • Dr. Debbie Bosch, Dean of the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics
  • Bill Holley, Interim Vice President for Development
  • Dr. Stan Norman, Provost and Executive Vice President for Campus Life
  • Dr. John Powell, Professor of History
  • Dr. Glenn Sanders, Professor of History
  • Randy Smith, Executive Vice President for Business and Administrative Services
  • Dr. Craig Walker, Wheeler Professor of Economics
  • Dr. David Whitlock, President
  • John Parrish, Centennial Committee Chairman, Needs Evaluation Team Chair