Dr. Everett Piper is the fifth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, established in 1909.

President Piper is passionate about providing students with the best opportunities to impact culture, think independently, and build a biblical foundation for their beliefs. Alongside his work as president, Dr. Piper advocates for cultural change from a Christian worldview. His commentary on religion, education, and politics challenges his academic and political peers for what he calls their fallacious Orwellian duplicity of intolerant tolerance. Dr. Piper is the author of Why I Am A Liberal, and Other Conservative Ideas and the viral op-ed, “This is not a Daycare, It’s a University”. He also regularly speaks on the radio and writes for a number of publications.**

A native of Hillsdale, Michigan, Dr. Piper and his wife, along with their two sons, have served as OKWU’s First Family since August of 2002. Dr. Piper actively participates in the Bartlesville community and the Wesleyan church, and serves on a variety of councils relating to Christian leadership and thought, and public policy.

President Piper on Being Liberal

EDUCATION: Dr. Piper received a B.A. from Spring Arbor University, a M.A. from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His previous academic leadership experience includes positions at Spring Arbor University, Grace College and Seminary, Greenville College, and Bowling Green State University
MEDIA: Publications include: Examiner Enterprise, Chuck Colson’s Breakpoint Magazine, the Blaze, FoxNews, Tulsa World, Oklahoman and more. Dr. Piper is also a regular guest on the Pat Campbell Show, shares weekly on the Sam Sorbo Show and has appeared multiple times on the Mark Halvorsen Show and Wallbuilders. Most recently, he was interviewed on Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor and Fox & Friends.