Oaks Christian School is pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Parkinson as the new OCS chief operating officer. After an extensive search process that yielded more than 25 applicants, Parkinson was appointed by the head of school and unanimously confirmed by the OCS board of directors. He will assume his new duties effective Nov. 1.
Parkinson comes to Oaks Christian most recently from Bank of America where he was a senior vice president responsible for workforce and workplace operations for the Mortgage Servicing Technology Division. In his role at B of A, Parkinson was responsible for property management, resource capacity, demand management and process improvement.
Parkinson holds a degree in business administration and computer information systems from Humboldt State University.
Upon joining OCS, he will oversee technology and informational systems, athletics, facilities, vendor services, Calvary Community Church relations, and the International Student Program.
Parkinson brings an enthusiasm to his new role at OCS that is a combination of his professional experience, his faith, and his devotion to the OCS mission.
"I am excited to be able to leverage my nearly 30 years of leadership, operations and technology background for OCS. While I am incredibly thankful for the time I've spent in corporate America, I am blessed to be able to now focus on areas that have a direct link to increasing eternal value versus increasing shareholder value," he shared.
Parkinson is no stranger to the OCS community. He and his wife, Kim, are parents of football senior Colby Parkinson and are active volunteers in the Lions athletic programs. Spending time with student-athletes has been personally rewarding and he looks forward to continuing that in his new role.
"I am also excited about the chance to hang out full-time with students. For me, there is nothing more fulfilling than to help students understand just how much the Lord loves and cares about them and that He has a plan for their lives," he said.
Head of School Rob Black praised Parkinson's character while welcoming him to the OCS team.
"Mike has a great 'servant's heart' and will be a strong addition to the school's leadership team," said Black.