News Story

ORU President Appoints Matviuk as New Dean of Online and Lifelong Learning

MatviukOral Roberts University President William M. Wilson is pleased to announce the appointment of Sergio Matviuk, Ph.D. as the new dean of online and lifelong learning. This new position and Dr. Matviuk joining ORU’s academic community will strongly enhance the globalization initiative underway at the university.

“I am excited that Dr. Matviuk is joining our team and believe he will be a great addition as we look to broadening our presence globally,” said Wilson. “His longtime experience in online education and international affairs will assist us in extending the mission and vision of ORU around the world.”

Matviuk most recently served as Regent University's executive director of global affairs. He possesses more than 20 years of successful international administrative and leadership experience as an education executive of nonprofits, management and educational organizations.

Matviuk has designed and led several successful mega education projects worldwide and developed an extensive international, institutional and professional network. He has led educational programs in 14 different countries, which has allowed him to gain extensive international and cross-cultural experience.

Matviuk is also a respected international consultant who has served organizations and institutions such as Texas Instruments, Lucent Technologies, Fleet Bank, The Paraguayan-American Chamber of Commerce (Paraguay), The Supreme Court of Justice of Cordoba (Argentina), The First Vice-Presidency of Peru and several universities in the areas of leadership development, international development, cross-cultural leadership and global programs development.

He is also a member of prestigious international organizations such as the International Leadership Association, the Latin American Council of Administration Schools, the British Academy of Management, the Business Association of Latin American Studies and serves on the advisory board of the Exploring Leadership & Learning Theories in Asia Conference.

Matviuk holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a master's degree in education (equiv.) from the Universidad de Cordoba in Argentina; a Master of Arts in Church Ministries, with concentration in missions, from Church of God Theological Seminary; and a doctorate in organizational leadership from Regent University.

Matviuk is fluent in English, Spanish and possesses working knowledge of Portuguese.

Dr. Matviuk will report to ORU Provost Kathaleen Reid-Martinez and serve as a member of the Dean’s Council. Matviuk will begin his new role on September 1, 2014.