Ralph Harvey


The friendship and support extended to Oklahoma Christian by Ralph and Maxine Harvey has been reflected in numerous ways throughout the years. They have made significant investments of their time, their leadership and their financial resources.

Their gift that led to the construction of the Harvey Business Center continues to provide a unique environment where young people can prepare themselves for careers in business, marketing, management and accounting while also leading Christ-centered lives. This generous spirit stands as an outstanding example for patrons of higher education.

Ralph Harvey’s career represented the American dream. He espoused a deep appreciation for the founding principles of America’s system of free enterprise. His ability, coupled with perseverance and dedication, enabled him to build Marlin Oil Corporation. His leadership and his concern for others have made him esteemed and respected within his profession and his community as well as among the friends of Oklahoma Christian University.

The Harvey Business Center was made possible by a major gift from the Ralph L. Harvey family. The building is the fulfillment of his dream of providing a business facility for the students at Oklahoma Christian University.