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OSU-Tulsa President Selected For Leadership Oklahoma Class 34

Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A portrait of OSU-Tulsa President Pamela Fry, a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class 34.Oklahoma State University-Tulsa President Pamela Fry has been selected to participate in the 34th annual Leadership Oklahoma Class.

“I look forward to this opportunity to interact and collaborate with great leaders from across our state in order to find and discuss solutions to problems and serve the public good,” Fry said.

Leadership Oklahoma is a statewide organization founded in 1986 to create a network of carefully selected leaders whose increased awareness and commitment to service will energize Oklahomans to shape the state's future. 

"Leadership Oklahoma is very proud of the 51 people chosen for this program," said Marion Paden, President and CEO, Leadership Oklahoma. "Class 34 is a diverse group of outstanding leaders with a broad range of experience and interests who will enhance the knowledge and understanding of the critical issues impacting the State.”

Fry recently completed her first year as OSU-Tulsa President after serving as provost at OSU-Tulsa for three years and as vice provost at OSU-Stillwater for eight.

Throughout her career, Fry has provided leadership to education at local, state, and national levels, including service as editor of one of the top national journals in teacher education, and as a national representative to the Board of Directors for the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. At the community level, Fry is a Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce Board member and active in Tulsa Area United Way.

Once program activities resume, Fry and the other Class 34 members will meet monthly to visit nine communities over the course of ten months; Seminole, Lawton/Fort Sill, Tulsa, Durant, Oklahoma City, McAlester, Enid, Norman and Guymon to discuss the many social, environmental and economic complexities of our state in an effort to stimulate inquiry, analysis and solutions for the public good. 

Approximately 1,630 members from 170 Oklahoma communities have completed the leadership program.


To learn more about Fry’s lifelong experiences and commitment to leadership in education, read “A Time for Tulsa” or view the OStateTV video interview.

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Media Contact: Aaron Campbell | 918-594-8046 | aaron.ross.campbell@okstate.edu