Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

With the announced retirement of President Burns Hargis, who has successfully led Oklahoma State University since 2007, the Board of Regents invites nominations and applications for the appointment of President of Oklahoma State University and the OSU System.


The Board of Regents seeks a dynamic, creative and accomplished leader who can build upon the success of the university in continuing to enhance the state, region, and nation through comprehensive academic, research, and outreach initiatives.


Oklahoma State University is a comprehensive research and land-grant university with statewide, national, and international responsibilities. Founded in 1890 as the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Oklahoma State has grown to become a premier modern land-grant university serving more than 35,000 students across a five-campus system. OSU offers more than 350 undergraduate and graduate degrees and options, as well as professional degree programs in medicine and veterinary medicine. OSU has 13,942 total employees, including 2,167 faculty.


Oklahoma State University and the OSU System seek a President who can lead the total organization to a position of preeminence in undergraduate and graduate learning, research, and public service.


OSU seeks a President who is:

  • a person of extraordinary intellect, accomplishment, insight, and judgment;
  • a dynamic, articulate, and influential advocate;
  • a proven leader who is committed to the principles and practices of diversity, inclusion, equity, and access at all levels; and
  • an effective communicator with superb interpersonal skills, exemplary integrity, and enthusiasm.


To receive the full leadership profile, as well as to submit applications and nominations, please contact the University’s executive recruitment consultant:


Martin M. Baker, Managing Partner

Buffkin / Baker


While applications and nominations will be accepted until an appointment is made, interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application materials by January 1, 2021. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experience matches the position requirements and a current curriculum vitae.

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