OBU Unveils Statue of Dr. John Wesley Raley

November 6, 2015

OBU unveiled a statue Friday, Nov. 6, of former OBU President and Chancellor Dr. John Wesley Raley during Homecoming 2015. Raley served as the University’s eighth president from 1934-61, and as chancellor from 1961-68. He led the University through the Great Depression, through World War II, and into a time of unprecedented growth. He personally designed the University seal, and was responsible for the construction of many buildings on campus, including the iconic Raley Chapel, which opened in 1961 and bears his name.