Dr. Bill Goad has been promoted to executive vice president. Goad will be the chief operating officer of the University with executive responsibility for all internal operations except academics.
“Dr. Goad has served the University with great distinction as a professor of business, a vice president, and as president of Cascade College in Portland, Ore.,” said Dr. Mike O’Neal, president. “He comes to this position with many years of experience and preparation. We are blessed to have someone of Bill’s capability and experience in this important position.”
Goad was formerly vice president for institutional effectiveness responsible for providing strategic leadership and support to enrollment management, student services, institutional research, planning and assessment.
Goad originally joined OC as assistant to the executive vice-president in 1979. He was selected for the Employee of the Year Award at OC in 1998, Faculty Leadership Award in 1997, and the Merrick Teaching Award in 1996 and 1983.
Goad served for five years as OC’s chief information officer. As CIO he led the development of the technical, financial, and management plans for the mobile eCampus program that positioned OC as a world-class innovator in the use of educational technology and one of the first universities to provide laptop computers and wireless access to the entire campus.
Goad was named provost of Cascade College in December 2002 and began serving as president of the college in 2005.
Prior to becoming an administrator, Goad served OC for 15 years as a professor of business, teaching classes in information systems, management, finance, accounting, and business ethics.
He holds a doctor of education (EdD) degree in business from Oklahoma State University, the master of business administration (MBA) degree from Abilene Christian University, and a bachelor of science (BS) degree in accounting from Oklahoma Christian.
A 1979 OC alumnus, Goad is married to OC alumna, Dr. Rita Goad. Their children are Spencer, Kelci, Parker and Bryson. He served for many years as a deacon of the Memorial Road Church of Christ where he worked in campus ministry, missions, and educational roles as a teacher and curriculum developer. He has been preaching since age 16, led several summer missions groups to Europe, and sponsored OC’s Vienna Studies program.