Inauguration In One Month

ORU Celebrates Inauguration in Just Under A Month

Dr. William M. WilsonOral Roberts University will be celebrating the inauguration of fourth president, Dr. William M. Wilson, in just under a month. The installation ceremony, scheduled for September 20, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the ORU Mabee Center, will be the destination of guests from all over the globe.

“Dr. Wilson’s inauguration ceremony will be very unique,” said ORU Chair of the Inauguration Committee and Executive Vice President of University Advancement, Mr. Ossie Mills. “While there will be many traditional elements, attendees should expect to see an international flair as people attend from all corners of the globe. The university will also integrate new technology to allow global interaction throughout the ceremony.”

Wilson began his role as president of ORU on June 1, 2013. During his first days on campus, he formed a Presidential Task Force on the Globalization of ORU. The task force will seek ways to fulfill the global mandate of ORU by expanding access to a whole person education to students worldwide.

Wilson is recognized as a global influencer with unwavering ethics and strong business acumen who has a passion for building Spirit-empowered leaders to impact the world.

A former native of Owensboro, Ky., he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University in Secondary Education. He also holds a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary.

Wilson served on the ORU Board of Trustees as vice-chair until his election as president. He has also served in leadership positions with the America for Jesus, Church of God, Church of God of Prophecy, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Mission America Coalition (Lausanne USA), National Interfaith Cable Coalition and Pentecostal World Fellowship.

Wilson is a noted Bible teacher with a weekly television program "World Impact with Dr. Billy Wilson." For more than 15 years, the program has inspired and empowered viewers from a biblical worldview in 170 nations and in five languages. He is a renowned speaker and author, writing several books including "Father Cry," "Foundations of Faith" and "Fasting Forward."

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