L.R. Wilson

1950

L.R. Wilson, a highly respected minister, served as the institution’s first president when it was known as Central Christian College and located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Under Wilson’s leadership, the student population grew from 97 to 175, and many of OC’s foundations were established: required daily Chapel, a required Bible class each term, outstanding musical programs, student devotionals, student publications, intramural athletics, social service clubs, a high moral expectation of students and faculty, and a high level of academic excellence.

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