As dean, Godwin is active in the local community, alumni relations, recruitment and university affairs. He has worked over the past three years to support the university’s efforts to fund the new Chickasaw Business and Conference Center. He has provided direction for new technology, both in the building and classrooms. Godwin is an active participant in the school’s business classes providing insight from the business world. He teaches leadership courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
He earned his bachelor of science in business administration from East Central University in 1984. In 2005, he completed the Executive MBA program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Godwin was selected as the Ada 2013 Volunteer of the Year by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce and received the ENACTUS (Formerly Students in Free Enterprise) national award for the most supportive dean. His vision and leadership helped establish Oklahoma Business Week on the campus of ECU. This competitive high school camp is drawing outstanding students from across Oklahoma and Texas.
He is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, volunteers as a soccer coach for the Ada Boys and Girls Club and serves as the city council appointed leader to chair the Citizens Advisory Board for the new Ada Fire Station. He lives in Ada with his wife Susie and three sons, Ben, Adam and Sam