OC board of trustees expands to 38 members

Clockwise from top left: Gene Humphrey, Dr. Michelle Tucker, Jack Rowe, Amy Roberts
Clockwise from top left: Gene Humphrey, Dr. Michelle Tucker, Jack Rowe, Amy Roberts

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) elected four new members to its board of trustees at its annual fall meetings.

The addition of Gene Humphrey, Amy Roberts, Jack Rowe and Dr. Michelle Tucker increases OC’s board membership to 38 trustees.

Humphrey, who owns degrees from the University of Texas and Stanford University, is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former executive for Citibank and Enron. He and his wife Diana serve on the development board of Lifeline Chaplaincy, a ministry that serves patients at the Texas Medical Center. The attend Memorial Church of Christ in Houston, where he serves as an elder.

Roberts owns a bachelor’s degree and master of business administration degree from Oklahoma Christian. She worked in OC’s Office of Student Life for 12 years, including five years as director of freshman experience. She and her husband Daniel, also an OC graduate, now live in Garland, Texas, where he serves as youth minister at Saturn Road Church of Christ.

Rowe originally served on OC’s board of trustees from 1999 to 2010, when he became a Life Trustee. A former U.S. Navy officer, Rowe is a certified public accountant who has helped build and operate retirement facilities that have served thousands of people and families. OC’s Rowe Academic Enhancement Endowment, named in honor of Jack and his late wife Barbara, supports general university needs as well as academic and faculty enrichment.

Dr. Tucker owns and operates Castle Hills Pediatrics in Carrollton, Texas. A former assistant to the city manager in Garland, Texas, Tucker has served on the board for the ChristianWorks for Children adoption, counseling and grief support non-profit since 1994. She serves as medical director for Prestoncrest Church of Christ’s mission efforts in Guatemala and also has provided medical consultations in Ghana. Her husband Randy is an elder at Prestoncrest, where the Tuckers mentor engaged and young married couples.

“We’re blessed to have Jack return as an active trustee, and it’s a joy to welcome Amy back home in this new role,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Gene and Michelle also bring great experience and hearts for ministry that will be huge assets to the board. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with these accomplished men and women, who love God and love OC.”

Oklahoma Christian annually ranks as one of the best universities in the western United States by The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report. A recent study rated Oklahoma Christian as one of the best higher education values in Oklahoma, citing the university’s low net price combined with OC graduates’ high starting salaries.

OC set another school record with 2,600 students enrolled this year. The university offers undergraduate programs in more than 80 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program, and graduate programs in accountancy, business administration, computer science, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity, and theological studies.