Oklahoma Christian University elected four new members — including the former director of freshman experience and a former board member — to its board of trustees at the annual fall meetings this past month.
The addition of Gene Humphrey, Amy Roberts, Jack Rowe and Dr. Michelle Tucker expands OC’s board of trustees to 38 members.
“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,” President John deSteiguer said in a statement. “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 OC.”
Humphrey is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former executive for Citibank and Enron. He received degrees from the University of Texas and Stanford University. Humphrey and his wife, Diana, serve on the development board of Lifeline Chaplaincy through the Texas Medical Center. They attend Memorial Church of Christ in Houston, TX, where he serves as an elder.
Roberts graduated from Oklahoma Christian with a bachelor’s degree and business administration degree. She worked in the Office of Student Life for 12 years and served as the director of freshman experience from 2011-2016.
“As I thought about serving in this role, it hit me that I would be able to do what I have always done for OC — advocate for students,” Roberts said. “For 12 years I was able to see the incredible men and women that made up OC’s student body. I saw their bravery, their strength, their huge hearts, their struggles, their fears — the list could go on and on. I just absolutely fell in love with them. So when I asked myself the question could I serve on the board of trustees, it came back to an opportunity to serve the students.”
Roberts now lives in Garland, TX, with her husband, Daniel, who serves as the youth minister at the Saturn Road Church of Christ.
“My goal is to bring my unique knowledge about students and to be their voice as I serve on OC’s board,” Roberts said. “I am so humbled to be able to do this and will strive to soak up all I can from those who I get to serve with.”
Rowe previously served as a trustee from 1999-2010. Rowe is a former U.S. Navy officer and certified public accountant who has helped build and operate retirement facilities, which have served thousands of people. Oklahoma Christian’s Rowe Academic Enhancement Endowment, named after Rowe and his late wife, Barbara, supports general university needs and academic and faculty enrichment.
Tucker owns and operates Castle Hills Pediatrics in Carrollton, TX. Tucker has served on the board for the ChristianWorks for Children adoption since 1994. She serves as medical director for Prestoncrest Church of Christ’s mission efforts in Guatemala. Her husband, Randy, is an elder at Prestoncrest.