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Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, OK   |  www.okbu.edu

Mission

As a Christian liberal arts university, Oklahoma Baptist University transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence; integrate faith with all areas of knowledge; engage a diverse world; and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ.

Ruling year info

1956

Principal Officer

Dr. Heath Thomas

Main address

500 W University St

Shawnee, OK 74804 USA

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EIN

73-0579264

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

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Paul Dickinson College of Business

The mission of the College of Business is to provide quality Christian-based business education which equips ethical graduates for leadership positions in contemporary professional careers. It seeks to provide a foundation that will enable students to serve effectively in organizational positions and to assume higher levels of responsibility as they gain experience and demonstrate ability. its mission involves more than professional competence; it is to prepare innovative leaders with spiritual and moral values, purpose, imagination and vision for the 21st century.  To accomplish its mission, the College of Business maintains career-oriented goals to develop graduates who possess general, business and field-specific knowledge and skills.

Population(s) Served

The Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts provides opportunities for all students to experience the fine arts as an integral part of a liberal arts education. The curricula of the college offer strong professional programs in art, drama, music, communication, and theatre. The college's diverse courses and print and electronic media performance opportunities enable students to acquire a comprehensive background of artistic experiences.

Population(s) Served

The OBU College of Humanities & Social Sciences is composed of four divisions: Division of Language and Literature, the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Division of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, and the Division of Teacher Education.  Degree programs offered within these divisions prepare students for direct entry into a wide variety of careers. Many students also study in these disciplines as undergraduate liberal arts preparation for further graduate study in such professions as law and medicine. Faculty advisors counsel with students to help them select appropriate courses and plan programs of study to meet their particular career needs.

Population(s) Served

The College of Science and Mathematics supports degree programs in natural science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics designed to prepare students for graduate study or careers, as well as spiritual integration that will provide opportunities for success in an ever-changing social environment. OBU's College of Nursing is a baccalaureate program for the preparation of a professional nurse. The nursing faculty view nursing as a Christian ministry and as a professional practice. During nursing courses students learn to provide quality nursing care through competent practice. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is qualified to take the national examination for licensure as a registered nurse in a state of choice. The College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science degree which combines professional education in theory and practice of nursing with a basic liberal arts education.

Population(s) Served

The mission of the Hershel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry is to promote the intellectual and spiritual development of Oklahoma Baptist University students through a rigorous engagement with the classical disciplines of religion and philosophy as well as the applied disciplines of Christian ministry, all within the context of OBU's liberal arts curriculum. To achieve this purpose, the College of Theology and Ministry cooperates with the various academic departments of the university by offering introductory courses in Biblical studies and philosophy in the General Education program as well as a wide range of major emphases in Religion, Philosophy, and Applied Ministry leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Accreditations

Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - 10 Year Accreditation 2018

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education - 10 Year Accreditation 2015

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education - Accreditation 2012

National Association of Schools of Music - Accreditation 2013

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Financials

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Oklahoma Baptist University

Board of directors
as of 12/04/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Stephen Allen

VP and Associate General Counsel, ONEOK

Term: 2017 - 2019

Stephen Allen

Attorny, ONEOK Inc., Tulsa

Brad Aylor

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Owasso

Reagan Bradford

Physician, Edmond, OK

Glenn Coffee

Attorney

Hance Dilbeck

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, OKC

Laverne Dowding

President, BancFirst, Guthrie

Andy Finch

First Baptist Church, Blanchard

Lance Ford

Education Advocate for Cisco, Heavener

Bryan Gilbert

Pastor, Brookwood Baptist Church, OKC

Bill Gwartney

Retired, Lifecare Health Services, Inc.

Danna Humphreys

Homemaker

Ingrid Jackson

Physician, Oklahoma City, OK

Robert Kellogg

President, The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma

Eddie Lakey

Pharmacist and Owner, City Pharmacy/Sayre Professional Pharmacy

David Lawrence

Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Weatherford

Casey Merrifield

Doctoral Student, Elk City

Jeff Moore

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Altus

Robert Morris

Home Instead Senior Care, Bixby

Scott Neighbors

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Skiatook

Joe Potter

Retired Physician, Moore

Ron Reiser

President, RCB Bank, Pryor

James Robinson

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Durant

Joe Sherrer

Pastor, First Southern Baptist Del City, Moore

Don Scott

Music Minister, FBC, Nicoma Park

Ben Stewart

Managing Director, Investor Relations at Humphreys Capitol

Denver Talley

Owner/Operator, Environmental Chemists, Inc.

Mike Taylor

First Baptist Church, Alva

A. J. Tiger

Pastor, Silver Spring Baptist Church, Henryetta, OK

Sheri Wagner

Cashion Public Schools

Scott Watkins

Pastor, First Baptist Church Kingfisher

James Wilder

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Purcell

Lee Witt

Hazel Dell Baptist Church, McLoud

Jason Yarbrough

First Baptist Church, Glenpool