Oklahoma Christian adds three new trustees

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Christian University has announced the addition of Curt Shumard, Dr. Michael Walker and Shannon Wilburn to its Board of Trustees.

“We are incredibly honored to add the combined wisdom, leadership and spiritual vision of these three accomplished executives to our Board of Trustees,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Each of them has impressive experience leading organizations through growth while excelling in their service to clients and partners. They will help the board as it fulfills the mission of this excellent university.”

The OC Board of Trustees, led by chairman Don Millican, now has 38 active members and 14 life trustees.

Shumard, a 1985 OC graduate with a management degree, is vice president of Medical Doctor Associates in Norcross, Ga., a national physician staffing and recruiting company.

He also serves on the board of Predisan, an international Christian nonprofit organization that provides healthcare, community development and spiritual outreach to Honduras.

He and his wife Sandra, also an OC alum, have three sons: Luke, Travis and Jesse.

Dr. Walker is administrative director and a psychologist at the North Texas Pain Recovery Center in Arlington, Texas. He also is an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of North Texas, and he serves as the consulting psychologist for the Kennedale Fire Department.

Walker has been a member of OC’s National Alumni Council since 2011. After graduating from Oklahoma Christian in 1976, he earned five graduate degrees and accumulated more than 200 hours of graduate education.

He is a member of 11 professional associations and serves on the board of the Kennedale Public School District. He is an elder at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ in Arlington.

Wilburn is co-founder and CEO of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment sales event.

In less than nine years, the company has established 132 franchises in 25 states, with several more under development. Its total sales were more than $23 million in 2012.

Wilburn and the company have been featured in “Entrepreneur” magazine and on “Good Morning America,” “The CBS Early Show,” “The Today Show,” CNN and FOX.

Oklahoma Christian, recognized as one of the best universities in the western United States by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, offers undergraduate programs in more than 60 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program and graduate programs in business, engineering, ministry and divinity.

For the last three years, the cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students has stayed the same, making Oklahoma Christian the only university in the state and the only reporting member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities that did not raise its total price. More information is available at www.oc.edu/value.