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Advancement & Development

Welcome to the Division of Advancement and Development. The generous support of Oakwood’s alumni and friends is vital to the success of the only Adventist historically Black University in North America. Advancement and Development seeks to enhance the well-being of the University through fund-raising, receipt of gifts, applications for grants and contracts, and establishment of scholarships.

Funds garnered through Advancement and Development make possible improvements to the University’s infrastructure in the form of new construction, acquisition and renovation of facilities, and campus beautification. The department also raises funds for UNCF (United Negro College Fund), of which Oakwood is a member institution, through the annual UNCF Gala and the Golf Tournament for Scholarships.

OU Alabama License Plate

OU License Plate

Show your Oakwood Pride with your Collegiate License Plate
and Support Scholarships for Students from Alabama

It’s easy to purchase your Oakwood license plate:  just visit your nearest Alabama DMV office.

When you buy an Oakwood license plate, in addition to your regular annual registration fee, there is an additional annual fee of approximately $50, most of which will be donated to Alabama student scholarships at OU. This can be claimed as a charitable contribution to scholarships for students from Alabama (Section 32-6-156, Code of Alabama 1975).

You have the option of keeping the same expiration date as the plate being replaced, or beginning the Oakwood plate with a full year’s registration.

Contact your local Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles for more information.

ISO 9001

The ISO 9000 family of standards relate to quality management systems and are designed to help organizations ensure they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders (Poksinska et al, 2002 ). The standards are published by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization and available through National standards bodies ISO 9000 deals with the fundamentals of quality management systems (Tsim et al, 2002 ), including the eight management principles (Beattie and Sohal, 1999; Tsim et al, 2002) on which the family of standards is based. ISO 9001 deals with the requirements that organizations wishing to meet the standard have to fulfill.

*Oakwood University ISO 9001 Documentation

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Contact Us

Cheri Wilson, Executive Director
Advancement & Development

Phone: (256) 726-7201
Fax: (256) 726-7337