OC’s Texas Office is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, surrounded by more than 6 million residents, our areas of focus center on marketing, student recruitment, alumni relations, church relations, and advancement.
Marketing - The OC logo has been broadcast via thousands of t-shirts, backpacks, university car branding, direct mail, etc. Our Texas recruiters represent OC at high school college fairs and youth group visits in area churches. Additionally, our presence is communicated via the website (www.oc.edu/texas) and social media (OC Office of Texas Operations) on Facebook.
Student Recruitment - Three full-time recruiters are working out of the Texas Office and have given OC a "feet on the ground" presence in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Waco, and East Texas. Over the last several years, we have experienced record increases in new student enrollment from Texas. One in four of all OC students come from Texas.
Alumni Relations - In partnership with the university’s Alumni Office, our activities among alumni in Texas have ramped up over the last few years. An active OC North Texas Alumni Chapter distributes $25,000 each year for new student scholarships. OC’s entrance into the NCAA’s Heartland Conference has resulted in numerous atheltic contests in Texas, attended by hundreds of alumni and friends of the university. A Houston Alumni Chapter was launched in 2014.
Church Relations - Working consistently with Texas churches is a priority. In addition to establishing one-on-one relationships with preachers and youth ministers, we conduct an annual Preaching Day in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, filling pulpits with faculty and administrators from Oklahoma Christian. We are increasing OC’s visibility in Texas churches and serving their various needs.
Advancement - Increasing the financial support base for OC is critical to our future. We are enlisting new donors from among alumni, parents, and friends who live in Texas. Growing our general scholarship base via OC Associates is a top priority.