Garrison Returns to OCU

Dr. David Garrison Returns to OCU after running for U.S. Congress in Texas

Ohio Christian University is pleased to welcome back Dr. David H. Garrison who will once again join the university as Chair of the Business and Government Department. Dr. Garrison recently received national attention for his bid for U.S. Congress in Texas.

Garrison has over thirty-eight years of business experience primarily with Fortune 100 and 200 companies such as USAA Inc., Halliburton Corporation, Brown & Root Inc., Aetna Inc., GPU Inc., and Jim Walter Homes Inc. (Celotex) where he managed billions in spending and created thousands of jobs. 

While at Halliburton, Garrison was responsible for international operations in 56 countries with 4500 employees. As a result of Garrison’s accomplishments in these national and international companies, he has become known as a national and international business leader.

During Garrison’s 2012 bid for U.S. Congress, he received the highest ratings given by Heritage Alliance, NRA, National Right to Life, Texas Eagle Forum, Liberty Institute, the American Family Association, and many others.

Dr. Monty Lobb, former Assistant Secretary of State for Ohio, was recently hired to head up OCU’s new Government Relations program.

Lobb served eight years as Assistant Secretary of State for Ohio while Ken Blackwell was Secretary of State. He also served as Blackwell’s General Counsel and Chief of Staff and was instrumental in many of the significant accomplishments of this office, including reengineering of the Business Services Division, radical reengineering of the agency’s revenue formula, and eliminating many union grievances and one class-action lawsuit inherited from the previous administration. For the last five years Lobb has served as a public defender and president of Kenosis Ltd; clients include NFL, John Glenn Institute, Ohio Department of natural Resources.

OCU President Mark Smith said, “We are very happy to have two outstanding faculty members of such high caliber with political experience to launch our new Government Relations Program.”  Smith added, “As a result of Garrison’s and Lobb’s political experience, OCU will be one of the few conservative, faith-based Government Relations Programs in the nation. Because of this leadership position, OCU will meet a growing demand for faith-based educational offerings and services.”