Southwestern Christian University Announces Dr. Brad Davis, Ed.D., as Interim President


BETHANY, Ok. – Southwestern Christian University (SCU) is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Brad Davis, Ed.D., as the Interim President, effective immediately. Dr. Davis brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to Christian higher education, making him an exceptional choice to lead SCU during this transitional period.  

Dr. Davis’s history with SCU dates back to 1992, when he arrived on campus as an undergraduate. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies in 1995 and his graduate studies at SCU in 2005, when he received a Master of Ministry in Leadership. Dr. Davis received his Doctorate of Education from Oral Roberts University in 2022. Davis served as the Vice President of Student Life at SCU from 2013 to 2021—devoting his time and energy to furthering and fostering the growth of students to meet the University's core values of "Scholarship, Spirit, Service." 

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"Dr. Davis's extensive background with Southwestern Christian University and his unwavering dedication to Christian education and values align perfectly with the mission of Southwestern Christian University," said Wayne Kirby, Chairman of the SCU Board of Trustees. "We are confident that his leadership will continue to uphold the university's academic integrity and spiritual development standards."


Dr. Davis was enthusiastic about returning to SCU, stating, "I am honored to serve as the Interim President of Southwestern Christian University. I want to thank the SCU Board of Trustees for their dedication to SCU and the opportunity they have afforded me to serve SCU. This institution holds a dear place in my heart. Ever since I first walked onto the campus as a student, I have seen how God uses this University to change lives. I am committed to working collaboratively with the faculty, staff, and students to continue making SCU a destination for students to receive their education while providing opportunities to encounter God and grow in their calling."


Dr. Davis will focus on several key initiatives during his tenure, including university development, expanding student support services, and strengthening community partnerships. His leadership will be instrumental in guiding SCU through this transition period while maintaining a steadfast commitment to its mission of providing a Christ-centered education. 


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Southwestern Christian University has a longstanding tradition of academic rigor and spiritual formation. Founded in 1946, SCU has been dedicated to developing Christian leaders for ministry and the marketplace to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.


For more information about Dr. Brad Davis and Southwestern Christian University, please contact:

Erin Brown

Executive Administrative Assistant — Office of the President

Southwestern Christian University

Phone: 405.789.7661



About Southwestern Christian University

Southwestern Christian University, located in Bethany, Oklahoma, is a Christ-centered institution of higher learning offering various undergraduate and graduate programs. SCU is committed to academic excellence and spiritual growth by providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their chosen fields and to serve their communities with integrity and compassion.