Southwestern Christian University Welcomes New Vice President of Student Development, Mr. Joshua Young

Bethany, OK - Southwestern Christian University (SCU) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mr. Joshua Young as the new Vice President of Student Development. Mr. Young officially assumed his role on August 1, 2023. His exceptional leadership skills, dynamic vision, and unwavering commitment to fostering an engaging campus community make him an invaluable addition to the SCU team.

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President of Southwestern Christian University, President Tom Murray, expressed his enthusiasm about the new appointment: "Some of you have met Josh and recognize his dynamic and visionary leadership skills. As a Christian, he is very committed to fostering an engaging campus community that promotes the mission of SCU, and the students' personal and spiritual growth."


A distinguished graduate of Drake University, Mr. Young brings a wealth of experience to his new role. His journey has been marked by exceptional achievements, including a successful professional basketball career and the founding of "Competition Of One," an impactful initiative aimed at inspiring individuals to achieve greatness from within. Mr. Young's passion for personal development is further reflected in his book, "Competition Of One," which delves into the art of winning within oneself. His profound insights have reached thousands of students, empowering them to recognize and embrace their own potential.

Known for his eloquence and motivational prowess, Mr. Young is a gifted speaker who has left an indelible mark on countless lives. "I am excited for you to meet Josh. Please welcome Mr. Josh Young," said   President Tom Murray.

In his role as Vice President of Student Development, Mr. Young will oversee initiatives that align with SCU's core motto: Scholarship, Spirit, and Service. These values are the heart and soul of Southwestern Christian University, and Mr. Young is poised to ensure they remain central to the student experience.

To the incoming and current students of SCU, Mr. Young shares this heartfelt message: "In your time at SCU, it is so important that you embrace  Scholarship, Spirit, and Service to make the most of your experience at Southwestern. Engage in the atmosphere and opportunities all around you. From the classrooms to the athletic fields, there are so many ways for you to grow and develop. We want to help you become all that God has called you to be, but your experience and success will depend on you."

Southwestern Christian University is eagerly anticipating the positive impact that Mr. Joshua Young will bring as the new Vice President of Student Development. His dedication to nurturing a thriving and spiritually enriching campus community aligns seamlessly with SCU's mission. Together, SCU and Mr. Young are poised to embark on a journey of growth, empowerment, and personal transformation for all students.

About Southwestern Christian University:

Southwestern Christian University is a prestigious institution dedicated to fostering academic excellence, spiritual growth, and community service. With a commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals, SCU empowers students to thrive academically, personally, and spiritually. The university's values of Scholarship, Spirit, and Service form the foundation of a transformative education that equips graduates to positively impact the world. Learn more at SWCU.EDU.