In his first address as Oklahoma Christian University’s President-Elect, John deSteiguer thanked those who have come before him to build on the university’s mission to transform lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service.
He thanked faculty members, previous presidents, board members and students who have built on OC’s humble beginnings over the last 62 years to bring the university to its stature today as a nationally-recognized and vibrant institution.
“What an honor this is for me and for my family,” deSteiguer said to a capacity crowd in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium Monday morning. “To me, Oklahoma Christian is home, and I want it to be your home.”
He explained that home is where you are nurtured, grow and learn, and that home is the place that prepares you to make a difference in the world.
A native of Tahlequah, Okla., deSteiguer was elected as the seventh president of Oklahoma Christian by the Board of Trustees on Saturday, culminating a six-month national search process.
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