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Paul McLaughlin Named OCU Board Chair

Paul McLaughlin
Paul McLaughlin

The OCU Board of Trustees has named Paul McLaughlin as its chairman, effective July 1. Chairman Ron Norick will retire from the lead position on June 30.

“I appreciate Ron Norick’s leadership as chairman,” McLaughlin said. “He has exemplified OCU’s high standards of service and leadership. I have enjoyed my time as a board member and I look forward to the opportunity to serve my university in this new role.”

Norick will continue to serve on the board as chairman emeritus. He joined the board in 1982 and took over as chairman in 2010.

“Ron Norick has been an outstanding leader for the board and has helped us live out our mission of scholarship and service,” said OCU President Martha Burger. “I am so pleased he will continue to serve actively as an OCU Trustee. Paul McLaughlin’s selection as our next chairman is an exceptional choice. We have an excellent set of officers to guide us into the future.”

McLaughlin has served as an OCU Trustee since 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Juris Doctor degree from OCU.

Chairman Norick said Paul McLaughlin has been actively engaged in serving the university through his board service. “He is the right choice to lead us forward,” he said.

The Board Officers for 2019-2020 are:

Chairman Paul McLaughlin
Vice Chairman Gary Homsey
Secretary Jane Jayroe Gamble
Treasurer Nicholas Harroz, III