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Academic Schools

School of Arts & Sciences

Dean: Cherryl A. Galley, Ph.D.

Purpose Statement
The School of Arts and Sciences supports the mission of Oakwood University through its commitment to create an academic environment where faculty teaching, scholarship and service enhance the academic, spiritual, social and physical development of its students. The school seeks to equip all students with the skills necessary for success in a rapidly evolving environment: critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, research, and computer competency.

Safawo Gullo, Chair
Kenneth LaiHing, Chair
Rennae Elliott, Chair
Benson Prigg, Chair
Lisa James, Chair
Wayne Bucknor, Chair
Cherryl Galley, Chair
School of Business and Adult & Continuing Education

Dean: Hyacinth Burton, M.S.

Purpose Statement
The School of Business and Adult and Continuing Education is made up of the department of Business and Information Systems and Adult and Continuing Education. Its purpose is to provide traditional students and adult learners with a quality Christian education, enabling them to meet the challenges of the global competitive market.

School of Education & Social Sciences

Dean: James Mbyirukira, Ph.D.

Purpose Statement:
The purpose of the School of Education and Social Sciences is to provide quality Christian education that challenges each student to set higher expectations for his/her intellectual and professional growth and to help each student to expand his/her understanding of society and human behavior.

James Mbyirukira, Chair
Samuel London, Chair
Helen Fischle, Chair
School of Nursing & Health Professions

Dean: Karen Benn-Marshall, Ed.D.

Purpose Statement
The School of Nursing and Health Professions provides Christ-centered education for future healthcare professionals that promotes excellence in character, achievement of professional goals, leadership and service to a multicultural community.

Joycelyn Peterson, Chair 

Howard Shaw, Chair
A. Yolanda Smith, Chair
School of Religion

Dean: TBA

Purpose Statement
The purpose of the School of Religion is to deliver Christ-centered theological education to students in preparation for service to God, church, and humanity

TBA, Chair
Graduate Program
Trevor Fraser, Coordinator