OC elects Britton, Davidson to board

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Sept. 27, 2004 - Dr. Brad Britton of Edmond and Ken Davidson of Yukon have become the 25th and 26th members of the Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Board of Trustees.

Dr. Britton is the founder, chief executive officer and medical director of Britton Vision Associates, the largest eye surgical practice in Oklahoma, with 43 locations across the state, including main offices in Edmond, Tulsa, Ada and Elk City. Dr. Britton specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, and currently is one of the busiest LASIK surgeons in the region. He also is sought after to train surgeons across the country on VISX refractive surgery equipment and surgical techniques. Dr Britton has an ongoing interest in Christian medical missions and has made a number of surgical mission trips to Guatemala.

A Cordell, Okla., native, Britton graduated from Weatherford High School and Oklahoma Christian University. He and his wife, Johanna, were married in 1985. They have three sons: Benjamin, Nathaniel, and Jonathan, who currently attend Oklahoma Christian Schools in Edmond. The Brittons are members at Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond.

Davidson has spent 43 years in the computer business, working with General Electric, Honeywell, Magnetic Peripherals, Control Data, Imprimis, and most recently with Seagate Technology. He has served in numerous leadership roles throughout his years in the industry, holding positions as vice president of finance, senior vice president of worldwide customer service, and senior vice president of worldwide human resources. He currently serves as an elder of South Yukon Church of Christ.

The Stroud, Okla., native has been married to his wife, Sharron, for 43 years. They have three daughters: Lisa and her husband Brad of Yukon; Kelliann and her husband Chris Hale of Abilene, Texas; and Amy and her husband Craig Hicks of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Davidsons also have four grandchildren.

The purpose of Oklahoma Christian University is to educate its students for Christian service and leadership. The Board of Trustees works to assure the purpose of the university is efficiently and effectively fulfilled by setting broad policy, and by monitoring and evaluating the work of the university's administration. In addition to OC's 26-member Board of Trustees, 14 "Life Trustees" also lend their counsel and expertise to the university.

Oklahoma Christian, a private, four-year comprehensive university ranked seventh overall in the 16-state western region by U.S. News & World Report, offers degree programs in more than 60 fields of study in three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Biblical Studies and the College of Professional Studies. The university also offers two graduate degree programs in Biblical Studies in addition to one- and two-year Master of Business Administration programs.

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