Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City offers a unique opportunity for an innovative and innovative leader. The President is the chief executive leader of the fifty-nine year old OSU-Oklahoma City campus. The Oklahoma City area is the largest metropolitan area in Oklahoma with a regional population of 1,408,950, in a state with 3.9 million citizens.
OSU-Oklahoma City is a Higher Learning Commission accredited, state-assisted public college serving the technical education and training needs of Oklahoma. Located in the heart of Oklahoma City, at the crossroads of Interstate 44 and Interstate 40, this campus enrolls approximately 5,000 full- and part-time students each semester. OSU-Oklahoma City has grown from one building with fewer than 100 students in 1961 to a campus today of 110 acres, 15 buildings and 280 full-time faculty and staff. There are 43 associate degrees to choose from in agriculture technology, liberal arts, business administration, health sciences, human services, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as a Bachelor of Technology in Emergency Responder Administration and a variety of certificate programs.
The OSU System is a comprehensive research and land-grant university of which OSU Oklahoma City is a part. The OSU-Stillwater campus serves approximately 24,400 students at the Stillwater Campus in 115 undergraduate degree and certificate programs, and 182 graduate degree and certificate programs. Other campuses include a Center for Health Sciences located in Tulsa, OSU-Tulsa and OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee.
The President of OSU-Oklahoma City reports directly to the President of OSU. The President also interacts with the OSU/A&M Board of Regents, and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, on matters under their purview.
The OSU-Oklahoma City President is responsible for the following:
- Leading OSU-Oklahoma City’s efforts to increase enrollment and improve retention and graduation rates.
- Maintaining an open-door policy, which will provide access to higher education for all eligible individuals, treating all students fairly and equally and with no discrimination, regardless of social, economic or academic background.
- Promoting and ensuring diversity and inclusion awareness, policies and practices among all students, faculty and staff.
- Providing learning opportunities for students to complete a bachelor of technology degree, an associate in applied science degree, an associate of science degree or a certificate program primarily in technical education.
- Preparing students for upper division academic study; when appropriate, participating in reciprocal and cooperative relationships with educational and various other types of institutions.
- Providing students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to accomplish specified career or personal education goals.
- Preparing students for work upon completion of a degree or certificate; participating with industry through partnerships and advisory committees to ensure students are provided the skills and training needed to be successful to work.
- Developing and maintaining a collaborative culture among faculty, staff, students, administrators and other significant stakeholders.
- Identifying the higher education, continuing education, and business needs of the metropolitan Oklahoma City area, and developing educational facilities and services to meet these needs.
- Representing OSU-Oklahoma City in the community as well as with business, education, non-profit and government leaders across Oklahoma.
- Developing relationships with State and Local government leaders, in coordination with the OSU System President to promote legislative support for OSU-Oklahoma City.
- Communicating and developing support for academic programs offered at OSU Oklahoma City to the Provost and appropriate deans and departments on the Stillwater campus and within the OSU system.
- Developing and maintaining an administrative structure for OSU-Oklahoma City that ensures the efficient, effective and responsible use of human, financial and physical resources.
- Assisting or coordinating with the President of the OSU System in the procurement of State, Federal and private funding needed for the OSU-Oklahoma City campus.
- Developing a strong relationship with Oklahoma City civic, business and community leaders and providing service on volunteer boards in the community.
- Leading a cogent development effort in partnership with the OSU Foundation and/or other foundations to enhance the scholarship offerings for our students and sourcing additional financial resources for equipment and facilities.
- Performing such other duties as are specified by the President of the OSU System.
Demonstrated (1) ethical leadership and administrative ability in an academic, governmental or business organization; (2) commitment to academic excellence; (3) ability to manage budgets and people; (4) strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people of many different backgrounds; (5) ability to communicate the mission and needs of the campus to faculty, staff, students, government and business leaders, alumni and other constituencies; and (6) commitment to diversity and ability to communicate in a multicultural environment.
Candidates with an academic background who hold an earned doctorate or equivalent credential, and possess a record of academic accomplishment are preferred. However, non-traditional candidates are encouraged to apply and must possess an advanced degree and the demonstrated qualities listed above.
Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.