2020 Distinguished Alumna

Congratulations to Laura Brash ’87 Bishop, our 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

Laura Brash ’87 Bishop is a graduate of Oral Roberts University (ORU), where she now serves as the Vice President of Advancement and a member of the President’s Cabinet. As Vice President, she oversees the Development and Alumni Relations, Media Production, Communication, Public Relations and Branding, Empowered21, and Golden Eagle Broadcasting teams. Under her direction, ORU successfully completed a historic $50 million 50th Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign. Altogether, she has helped raise more than $140 million for the university. Laura has represented the university in places like China, Russia, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, England, and Israel. In addition, PR News recognized her as a “Top PR Woman of the Year.”

Previously, she served the South Florida community. She was the Executive Director of the National Christian Foundation of South Florida and Co-Executive Director of Lifework Leadership of South Florida. She held positions of Development and Communications Director for both Habitat for Humanity of Broward and Westminster Academy. Local listeners could hear Laura on the radio as a talk show host on WAFG. She was also owner and president of Bishop Public Relations, which served Fortune 500 companies.

We will honor Laura at our upcoming Commencement on Friday, July 10.