The President of Bacone College, Rev. Dr. Robert J. Duncan, Jr. is described as a postmodern renaissance man who enjoys multi-tasking in multiple disciplines; while teaching himself new skills as they are needed for ‘just in time’ projects.
Keeping his finger on the pulse of electronic culture, Dr. Duncan can effectively bridge the human and technological aspects of postmodern culture and relate across generational lines. He has a unique ability to communicate using digital media.
He serves as Professor of Religion at Bacone and as a Core Faculty in the Global Online Doctor of Ministry Program at Drew Theological School. He was the first graduate of this program, studying under Len Sweet as a Dean’s Fellow. His doctoral project focused on “Transforming Institutional Administration into Institutional Ministry”.
Dr. Duncan’s ministry experiences have included local parish ministry, non-profit management, pastoral counseling, planned giving, and development. Convinced that the Internet is bringing about a new reformation by fulfilling the role of the printing press in the information age, his long-term interest in technology has led him to the bleeding edge of integrating technology and ministry.
Significant Leadership Touchstones:
- Full Accreditation to offer four-year degrees
- Increased enrollment from 824 to 1000 +
- Total dollars raised from December 2003 has exceeded $39 million
- Established a Center for American Indians
- Established a Center for Christian Ministry
- Established a Degree Location Site with Pawnee Nation College
- Established an Articulation Agreement with Comanche Nation College
- Established a MOU with Tulsa University for a Museum Studies Concentration
- Established a MOU with the Indian Resource Center in Oklahoma City
- Acceptance of ‘The Chickasaw’ statue as a gift from the Chickasaw Nation
- Established a Christian Counseling Center for students
- Providing Christian Life Coaching to staff
- Established a MOU with Muskogee Public Schools for shared use of Athletic Facilities
- Established a American Indian Research Library and Fellows program
- Established the Renard Strickland School of Tribal Law and Criminal Justice
- Established a MOU with Muskogee EMS for degree certification of Paramedic Training
- Established a MOU with Cherokee Nation EMS for degree certification of Paramedic Training
- Established a MOU with Sac & Fox Nation for a degree program in language preservation
- Completed the acquisition and occupancy of Bacone Commons (A Former Walmart Shopping Center)
- Welcome Center
- Student Life Center
- Athletic Field House
- Weight Room