The Board of Trustees of Mid-America Christian University (MACU), invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President. The President is the University’s Chief Executive Officer, reports directly to the Board, and is responsible for implementing the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees. As an inspiring and forward-thinking leader, the President is responsible for providing strategic and entrepreneurial leadership to ensure continuation of the University’s exemplary success in all academic and operational areas. The President is the liaison between the Board and the administration and is responsible for executing a strategic plan in alignment with the mission of the University.
Dream Bigger and Do Greater
Mid-America Christian University prepares students through a Wesleyan perspective to create, collaborate, and innovate to solve local and global problems for the glory of God through Jesus Christ and the good of society. Mid-America Christian University is "Preparing People to do Greater Things for God and His Kingdom."
The University was founded in 1953 for the purpose of training church leaders for the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). In 1968, the South Texas Bible Institute (as it was first known) changed its name to Gulf-Coast Bible College. Seeking a more centralized location to its church constituencies, the college relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1985. In the 1990’s, the college expanded its growing liberal arts programs utilizing on-ground learning by leasing classrooms at several Oklahoma technology centers and 2-year colleges. By 2000, the leaders were committed to the school becoming a global university. The college then underwent its fourth name change to Mid-America Christian University (MACU) in 2003.
Mid-America Christian University is a private liberal arts college in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma offering Bible-based liberal arts programs and ministry education. MACU is an endorsed agency of the Church of God and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Through twelve academic schools, the university provides undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and certificates in more than 60 courses of study. The University also offers a life experience program, allowing students to convert prior work, military, church, volunteer, and general life experience into up to 30 hours of college credit towards their undergraduate degree program.
The successful candidate will be an innovative, strategic, and visionary leader with a strong belief in Wesleyan Theology, will embrace and endorse the teachings of the Church of God, will have a personal relationship with Christ, and a commitment to student discipleship. The President fosters collaborative community building and possesses a deep commitment to diversity, equity, social justice, and inclusion. The successful candidate must possess a Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) or the equivalent business experience in managing sizable corporations; demonstrate a record of proven leadership in business, higher education, or non-profit; demonstrate success in fundraising; have significant experience in financial management of a multi-million dollar operating budget; a comprehensive understanding of higher education course delivery modalities; and a high commitment to growing working adult student and traditional day-time student enrollments.
Mid-America Christian University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Submit applications, which include a letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, a statement of faith, and information for five professional references, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Although applications will be accepted until a new president is selected, applications should be submitted prior to December 30, 2021 to receive full consideration. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.