Administrative Team Takes Shape
In building his administrative team, President John deSteiguer named alumni Dr. Don Drew as associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of graduate schools, Stephen Eck as vice president and general counsel, and Risa Forrester as vice president for admissions and marketing. Drew, who received his bachelor’s degree in Bible from Oklahoma Christian in 1979, joined the OC faculty in 2000 as founding director of the university’s MBA program. He received OC’s Faculty Leadership Award in 2004.
Forrester, who graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1996 with a communication degree, has served the university for 15 years. She previously led the university’s marketing office as a director, dean and vice president from 2005 to 2009, when she became OC’s vice president for enrollment management. Eck is a 1992 graduate of Oklahoma Christian, with a bachelor’s degree in Bible. The former director of alumni relations became director of planned giving in 2006 and was named vice president for planned and estate giving in December 2009.
OC’s other administrators include: Dr. Bill Goad (79), executive vice president; Kent Allen (79), vice president for advancement; Neil Arter (90), vice president for student life; Jeff Bingham (88), vice president for finance; and Dr. Larry Jurney, interim vice president for academic affairs.
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