Dr. Leslie N Pollard, president of Oakwood University, is a firm believer of what Ellen G White, cofounder of Oakwood, stated in the book of Education, “In the highest sense the work of education and the work of redemption are one…” 

Rooted in this belief, Elder Isaac Ibarra (below, right), special assistant to the president for Diversity and Inclusion, and Pastor Enoc Balbuena (below, left), enrollment specialist at Oakwood, are engaging in the ministry and recruitment, believing that putting God First is the essence and the foundation of Oakwood University.