Pamela Fry became OSU-Tulsa's third president on July 1, 2019, and brings 30 years of higher education leadership experience. Prior to her selection as president, she served as OSU-Tulsa provost and vice president for academic affairs since 2016. During most of this term, she split her time between Stillwater and Tulsa while also serving as vice provost for the Stillwater campus.
Fry has held a series of leadership roles at OSU, including interim provost, associate provost and associate vice president of undergraduate education, dean of the College of Education and head of the School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership. Before joining OSU, she served 12 years as a faculty member and administrator at the University of Oklahoma.
A professor in curriculum studies, Fry holds a bachelor’s degree with highest honors from OU, a master’s degree from OSU in applied behavioral studies and a doctorate from OSU in curriculum and supervision. Her research focuses on analyzing teaching, learning and curriculum at the pre-kindergarten-12 and collegiate levels.
Throughout her career, she has provided leadership to education at local, state and national levels, including serving as editor of one of the top national journals in teacher education and as one of four nationally elected representatives to the board of directors for the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. She also served two terms as a trustee on the Stillwater Public Education Foundation’s board and was honored with the foundation’s Pioneer Service Award.