Randall University Announces New Coordinator of Community Engagement

Moore, OK— October 31, 2018 

Brent Sykes, Academic Dean, and Jody Blackwell, Dean of Students, are excited to announce the hiring of Lauren Childers to Randall University. Miss Childers will be the first person to occupy the newly developed role of Coordinator of Community Engagement.

In recent years, Randall University has made significant strides in public outreach, community service, and developing community partnerships. The institution seeks to build upon this growth by having Lauren coordinate existing programs and develop new initiatives that are consonant with the university’s mission. These include, but are not limited to, coordinating service opportunities, implementing service-learning, recruiting and organizing student mission experiences, assisting in Resident Advisor training and oversight, and enriching student and community life.  

“I can’t wait for Lauren to connect informal educational opportunities to classroom learning and contribute to the academic and spiritual growth of the entire Randall University community. In her position, she will help us achieve our mission to equip students to serve by connecting academics and student life.”  - Dr. Brent Sykes, Academic Dean

“Lauren is committed to the Lord’s service. I am so thankful He called her back to Randall.
I am excited and blessed to work alongside her.”  - Jody Blackwell, Dean of Students

Lauren recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Randall University and is called to serve. As a student, she worked in the President’s Office as a Special Assistant. She gained valuable insight into community outreach and health promotion in her practicum experience at a faith-based nonprofit focusing on human trafficking. After graduation, she attended Discipleship Training School with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) and conducted evangelical outreach in Hungary, Czech Republic, and Croatia. Miss Childers will begin her new role as Coordinator of Community Engagement on November 5, 2018. 

 

For more information:

Mark Braisher
Executive Vice President
Randall University

405-912-9000
mbraisher@ru.edu