Oakland City University President Dr. Ron Dempsey addresses Evansville Rotary

We are honored to have OCU President Dr. Ron Dempsey addressing the Rotary Club of Evansville on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at the noon luncheon.  The event will take place in the Las Vegas Room located in the Bally’s Evansville Hotel (formerly Tropicana).  The buffet opens at 11:40 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at noon. Our online reservation form provides the option to pay the $20 guest lunch fee by credit card or you can pay using a check or cash at the door. Reservations are required and may be made using this link. https://www.evansvillerotary.com/luncheon-registration/

Dr. Ron D. Dempsey has spent his career in higher education with over 30 years of experience as a faculty member, an academic dean, a strategic planner, and a successful fundraiser.  He currently serves as president of Oakland City University, a private faith-based institution in southwest Indiana.  Dr. Dempsey is an ordained Baptist minister and a seasoned university professional, having held the following appointments: Vice President for University Advancement at Winona State University, Vice President for University Advancement at Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia; Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Shorter University, Rome, Georgia; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina; and Associate Provost for Academic Services at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. During his career Dempsey has held faculty appointments at various institutions: Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia Highlands College, Shorter University, Presbyterian College, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dempsey received his Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Wake Forest University, North Carolina; a Master of Arts (Sociology) and an Educational Specialist degree (Higher Education Administration) from the University of Louisville, Kentucky; his Master of Science (History and Sociology of Science and Technology) from the Georgia Institute of Technology; a Ph.D. (Sociology of Religion) from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky; and a Ph.D. (Sociology of Science and Technology) from Georgia Institute of Technology.  Dempsey’s research interests and publications focus on religiosity and the unchurched, engineering technology and gender/race, and higher education administration.

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