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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Wellington native named to new post at Oklahoma Christian

  • Wellington native Dr. Byron Newberry has been named dean of Oklahoma Christian University's College of Engineering and Computer Science. Newberry is a professor of mechanical engineering and chairs OC's Graduate School of Engineering at the school in Edmond, Okla.
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  • Wellington native Dr. Byron Newberry has been named dean of Oklahoma Christian University's College of Engineering and Computer Science. Newberry is a professor of mechanical engineering and chairs OC’s Graduate School of Engineering at the school in Edmond, Okla.
    He is the son of Ed and Bobbi Newberry of Wellington.
    He was named to the post as the school announced its expansion in a press release Thursday.
    According to the release:
    After graduating from Oklahoma Christian in 1991 with a degree in mechanical engineering, Newberry went on to earn his master’s degree and doctorate at the University of Michigan. He also has served as a senior research engineer and consultant at Shell International Exploration and Production.
    Newberry and his wife Tammy have two children, Isaac and Olivia. They worship at Memorial Road Church of Christ.
    “Dr. Newberry’s leadership at the helm of our graduate engineering programs has been exceptional, and we know he will be equally successful leading OC’s College of Engineering and Computer Science,” said Don Drew, associate vice president for academics. “He has worked closely with Tinker Air Force Base to ensure we are responding to needs in the aerospace industry and advanced engineering education.”
    “Drs. Lowry and Martin are excellent leaders who have helped us make great strides in adding and developing programs that support OC’s mission,” LaMascus said. “Our programs in the liberal arts, fine arts, humanities and biblical studies have outstanding placement and student success records. All of our programs seek to be best-in-class among Christian universities, and no university is exceptional without valuing all of these learning communities.”
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