Colorado Christian University welcomes its newest Board of Trustees
member, Douglas I. McDonald. The president and CEO of McDonald Automotive
Group, McDonald is a second-generation auto dealer and has become a pillar in
the greater Denver community since opening a Volkswagen dealership in April,
1965. During his almost 50 years here, he has ably served the community while
also growing his business from one new car franchise to five -- now including
VW, Volvo, Mazda, Audi, and Hyundai.
Raised in the automotive
industry, McDonald was already driving the parts truck for his father's Dodge
dealership by the time he was 14. He began studying geology at Oklahoma
University, but later changed his degree to business, with the hope of
following his father's footsteps, and he graduated with a B.B.A. in 1961.
McDonald brings a wealth of experience to CCU's Board of Trustees. He
has represented his industry by serving as the Chairman of the Board, Vice
Chairman, and District Director of the Colorado Auto Dealers Association, and
was awarded the 1991 Quality Dealer Award for Colorado by the National
Automobile Dealers Association. He has also helped guide other organizations,
including service as a board member of the Orchard Road Christian Center and
Marilyn Hickey Ministries since 1990, as well as previously serving as Chairman
of the Board with Littleton Methodist Church.
Linda, is also a graduate of Oklahoma University; the two met there and married
in 1960. They have five sons -- two of whom are involved in McDonald Automotive
Group -- and 18 grandchildren. For the past 25 years, he and Linda have
personally traveled with Marilyn Hickey on two-week missionary trips throughout