HU Mourns Loss of Former Board Member
Dr. Owen Gordon, former Huntington University Board of Trustees member, has passed away as a result of a prolonged illness.
“Dr. Gordon provided many years of leadership for Christian higher education and the UB church. His influenced shaped the lives of many young people, including the students and graduates of Huntington University. HU was truly blessed by his service on our board of trustees,” stated Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, President.
Dr. Gordon, from Mandeville, Jamaica, served Huntington University as a trustee board member from 2003-2015. In 2008, HU awarded Dr. Gordon an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree for his service to the university and commitment to the field of education.
Dr. Gordon also served as president of Regent College of the Caribbean and Community Institute and as past general superintendent, executive secretary and conference chairman for the Jamaica Council of the United Brethren in Christ Church. Prior to becoming president of Regent College of the Caribbean, he was a lecturer and the dean of men for the institution.
Over the years, Dr. Gordon pastored the Salem United Brethren in Christ Church in New Green, Jamaica; the Whitney Turn United Brethren in Christ Church in Porus, Manchester, Jamaica; the First United Brethren in Christ Church in Bronx, New York; the Carpenter’s Memorial United Brethren in Christ Church in Golden Spring, St. Andrew, Jamaica; and Fleming Memorial United Brethren in Christ Church in Mandeville, Jamaica.
Dr. Gordon was honored for his contributions with the Governor General’s Achievement Award for the parish of Manchester, the St. Jago High School Distinguished Service to Christian Ministry Award and Education Award as well as the United Brethren in Christ Church Long Service Award and Outstanding Contribution to the Development of the Church Award.
Dr. Gordon’s worldwide dedication in providing for the spiritual and educational needs of those around him truly represents the mission of Christ, scholarship and service.