President O'Neal Named to CCCU Board
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Oklahoma Christian University President Dr. Mike O’Neal has been
named to the board of directors of the Council for Christian Colleges
& Universities (CCCU).
Based in Washington, D.C., CCCU is a consortium of 180 member and
affiliate Christian colleges and universities in 24 countries. The
organization represents the interests of faith-based education before
government agencies and Congress and seeks to advance the cause of
Christ-centered higher education through helping its institutions
transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to
biblical truth. The CCCU offers numerous overseas study programs, along
with film studies, American studies, and other special educational
opportunities for students from its member institutions.
Since being named president of Okahoma Christian in 2002, O’Neal has
overseen a major financial restructuring of the university, four
consecutive years of record enrollment, the addition of new programs, a
25% increase in faculty, and a strengthening of the academic programs.
During his presidency, the university has completed a $34 million
residential construction and refurbishment project and several other
improvements to the campus.
He has been a member of the California and Arkansas bar associations,
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Oklahoma
and Arkansas Boards of Public Accountancy. O’Neal has served on the
boards of directors of several nonprofit organizations, including
current service on the boards of the Last Frontier Council of the Boys
Scouts of America, Mercy Hospital System of Oklahoma, the Academy of
Leadership & Liberty, The Christian Chronicle, and the Rwanda
Outreach & Community Foundation.
O’Neal served as an officer in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, receiving a
Bronze Star for meritorious service. He is currently active in Rotary
Club 29 in downtown Oklahoma City.
O’Neal and his wife, Nancy, live in Oklahoma City and attend Memorial Road Church of Christ.