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The ASPIRE Framework

Infographic in the shape of a hexagon with the ASPIRE terms written on it as described on the page below.

In fall of 2019, OSU-Tulsa President Pamela Fry introduced six primary initiatives for OSU-Tulsa known as the A-S-P-I-R-E framework:  Access to degrees, Service to the community, Premier Programs and facilities, Innovation, Research, and Economic Development. ASPIRE outlines OSU-Tulsa's priorities as Tulsa's metropolitan, urban-serving comprehensive university. 


Build pathways to high-quality bachelor’s and graduate degrees that demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


Collaborate with local partners to connect programs and initiatives to the needs of the Tulsa-area community and beyond.


Develop premier academic programs that provide relevant, transformational learning.


Serve as a creative partner, an innovation driver and a recognized contributor to Tulsa’s progress as a leading metropolitan area.


Advance knowledge across disciplines to benefit society, emphasizing practical applications and translational research.

Economic Development

Leverage resources to create economic opportunities through education and research.

Fast Facts and ASPIRE Highlights, 2020