Leadership 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 Blue
  • 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 Blue, 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
Monica Mullins, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Director of Student Success
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 Blue, 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