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
Goad was formerly vice president for institutional effectiveness
responsible for providing strategic leadership and support to enrollment
management, student services, institutional research, planning and
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
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