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Oklahoma Christian University inaugurates seventh president


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Newly inaugurated Oklahoma Christian President John deSteiguer and his wife Darla share a moment after he received the university’s ceremonial medallion. Curved metal banners help form the chain on each side. Each banner bears the name and years of service of one of OC’s first six presidents. (Photo by Mark Schlachtenhaufen via The Edmond Sun)

The Edmond Sun in Oklahoma reports on the inauguration of Oklahoma Christian University’s new president

OC President John deSteiguer’s integrity, sound judgment and strong ethical and spiritual background will help the university continue its mission in the future, a higher education official said.
Monday morning, deSteiguer was inaugurated on the Oklahoma Christian University campus. He became OC president on May 1. The installation ceremony, held on the first day of the fall semester, is part of a week of special on-campus activities.
At 11 a.m., the installation program began with a procession. Participants included past presidents, OC’s Board of Trustees, university officers, faculty, faculty emeriti and institutional delegates.
The program included elements of an OC chapel service, a welcome from Don Millican, chairman of OC’s Board of Trustees, the Pledge of Allegiance, hymn singing, opening and closing prayers, comments from higher education Chancellor Glen Johnson, the presentation of commemorative.gif?Action=thumbnail&Width=460&algorithm=proportionalts and investiture, when a president is invested with his office and duties.

Read the full story.
See The Oklahoman’s coverage of the inauguration and a Christian Chronicle interview with deSteiguer.

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