One hundred years ago, our founders may only have imagined the worldwide impact Oklahoma Baptist University would have. By God's grace OBU is recognized as an outstanding institution of higher education, recognized for its excellence by organizations including Forbes.com, The Princeton Review, and U.S. News and World Report. They may have only dreamed that OBU has more missionaries serving through the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board than any other university in the world. Could they have imagined the beautiful campus that is OBU? Could they have imagined our programs in telecommunications and media, our programs in computer information sciences?
What will our next 100 years look like? We cannot dream of the programs and disciplines that may exist in the next hundred years. We cannot imagine the technologies that do not yet exist but that will be commonplace in the next century of higher education on Bison Hill. But this we know. OBU will be there, leading the way with the best faculty, the greatest students, and with a commitment to continue its rich tradition of academic excellence and faith integration. OBU will be there, educating students and continuing the OBU Story.
OBU will be there, faithful to its founders' vision of a great university preparing students to change the world, to serve Christ and His church, and to serve with distinction in their fields of expertise. OBU will be there, still committed to the Great Commission and to the Great Commandment. OBU will be there, transforming lives and preparing students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live lives worthy of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ. As we plan for the next century on Bison Hill, our collective prayer is that this time in our history be a time of faithfulness to OBU's mission, vision, and values.