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 tirelessly 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 The Wrong Side of the Door: Why Ideas Matter and Why I Am A Liberal, and Other Conservative Ideas. 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, public policy, and the Bartlesville region.