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.
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.