Dr. Reggies Wenyika named Provost at Southwestern Christian University

Southwestern Christian University is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Reggies Wenyika, Vice President for Academic Affairs, as the college’s first Provost.

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Dr. Wenyika received his formal education at the University of Zimbabwe as a Medical Laboratory Scientist at the College of Health and Sciences. He also earned a Certificate, Diploma, and Bachelor of Religious Arts Degree.

Dr. Wenyika and his wife, Bongi, came to the United States in 2000 where Dr. Wenyika decided to pursue further education at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At ORU, he gained a master’s degree before going on to earn his Doctorate in Education (Education Leadership/Higher Education). Dr. Wenyika also holds a master's degree from Southwestern Christian University.

After completion of his formal education, Dr. Wenyika became employed in the Tulsa area at ORU, Union Public Schools, the City of Tulsa, and Faith Community Churches International. He also served as the Assistant Director of the Veritas Worldview Institute at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, before becoming the SCU Vice President for Academic Affairs in December 2008.

As the University’s first Provost, Dr. Wenyika is eager to take on the new challenge. “As Provost, I see myself as the servant of servants,” said Dr. Wenyika. “The office calls for one to be at the forefront of modeling servant leadership. As the chief academic officer, the quest to raise the level of intellectual discourse and tone across the campus continues. We have set high standards and aspirations for ourselves. Through the collaborative efforts of the entire university community and constituencies, our vision of becoming ‘a world-class university of excellence’ is achievable. Exciting times are ahead and I am truly humbled at this opportunity to serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, and the SCU family.”