Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Inaugural events in April celebrate new president


OCU will celebrate the inauguration of Robert Henry, the university’s 17th president, with events throughout the week of April 3-7.

The celebrations that week will kick off at the 10:50 a.m. worship service April 3 at OKC-St. Luke’s UMC. Bishop Robert E. Hayes Jr. will deliver the sermon.

The formal inaugural ceremony will be at 10 a.m. April 6 in the Freede Wellness and Activity Center, at N.W. 27th and Florida Avenue.

 A number of same-day activities will follow the ceremony:

  • OCU’s Meinders School of Business will host symposia from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring distinguished panelists on philanthropy, health, law, energy, and the economy.

  • At 4:30, the Grand Opening will showcase the addition to the Kramer School of Nursing.

  • New York Times columnist David Brooks will give a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Freede Center, as part of the university’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

On April 7, the School of Law hosts the Quinlan Lecture at 5 p.m., featuring former Stanford Law School Dean Kathleen Sullivan.

For details, call Elizabeth Newton, 405-208-7000, or visit www.okcu.edu/inauguration.


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