Oklahoma Christian University president Mike O’Neal to step down
The Edmond Sun
November 12, 2010
Oklahoma Christian President Mike O’Neal has notified the university that it should begin a transition process culminating with the appointment of a new president by June 2012.
In a letter to alumni, faculty, staff and students dated Nov. 8, O’Neal wrote that when he became president in 2002 OC’s Board of Trustees asked him to commit 10 years.
“By virtually every measure Oklahoma Christian has never been in better condition, and we feel it is time to begin an orderly transition to the next president who will lead the university to reach even greater levels of service and excellence,” O’Neal wrote.
Last week, O’Neal notified the OC Board of Trustees that they should begin a transition process that would culminate in the appointment of a new president by June 2012.
O’Neal said he would be serving with the same zeal and love for OC between now and then, as well as during the following years. O’Neal said he hopes there will be an opportunity to continue serving OC in a significant role following this transition.
In a letter, the Board of Trustees announced O’Neal’s plan to not extend his role beyond his current commitment.
“We so appreciate President O’Neal generously giving the board and university the time with which to plan a graceful and thoughtful transition,” the trustees wrote.
The trustees thanked O’Neal for his “godly example of faith, service and excellence.”