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Published: Thursday, September 2, 2021

Statement from Dr. Johnny Stephens on death of Senator Charles Ford

Statement by Dr. Johnny Stephens, interim president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, on the death of former State Senator Charles Ford:

“It is impossible to overstate Charles Ford’s impact on Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. In addition to authoring the Senate bill that created OSU-Tulsa, he served as a trustee for more than a decade. After his retirement from the Board of Trustees, he and his wife Pat continued to support OSU-Tulsa students through their endowed scholarship.

Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

OSU President Kayse Shrum announces leadership for OSU-Tulsa campus

Dr. Johnny Stephens (left) and Chris Benge

Oklahoma State University President Kayse Shrum has selected key members of her leadership team for the OSU-Tulsa campus. 

“As we look to the future and how Oklahoma State University will continue serving as the four-year public research institution in the Tulsa metro area and northeastern Oklahoma, it’s imperative we have a strong leadership team in place to strategically implement programs and partnerships for degree completion and workforce development,” said Dr. Shrum. 

Published: Friday, August 20, 2021

“Back to School Bash” drive-thru event serves free school supplies to hundreds of families

OSU-Tulsa community engagement specialist Alnetta Morris, center, was the key organizer for the event.


Oklahoma State University-Tulsa helped 443 Tulsa-area families of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students prepare for school in a “drive-thru” Back to School Bash during the first week of classes.

The line of cars at the event crowded beyond OSU-Tulsa’s Parking Lot A, spilling onto Greenwood Avenue.

Published: Thursday, August 19, 2021

Poets Dinner honoring Joy Harjo raises money for literary arts outreach

Executive Chef of the Palace Café James Shrader (left) and United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.


Two Tulsa artists, United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Executive Chef of the Palace Café James Shrader, are collaborating for the 2021 Poets Dinner benefiting the Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa on Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at American Solera. The fundraising event will feature a menu of five courses inspired by five poems.

Published: Thursday, August 5, 2021

Bench honoring Black educators installed in OSU-Tulsa’s Reflection Garden

Plaques like this one detail the Bench on the Road initiative and the legacy of some Booker T. Washington High School graduates.

The "Bench by the Road" at the OSU-Tulsa Reflection Garden is unveiled by Toni Morrison Society founder and board chair Carolyn Denard (left) and Lynn Simpson, a Toni Morrison Society officer.

Published: Thursday, August 5, 2021

OSU-Tulsa staff receive 2021 Minor and Hess awards

Bambi Greer (left) and Kimberly McCrackin (right) are the recipients of the 2021 Roberta Joan Cothran Hess Award and Max Minor Service Award.


Budget and finance specialist Bambi Greer and testing and tutoring coordinator Kimberly McCrackin were recently recognized for their distinguished service to OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff.

Published: Monday, July 19, 2021

OSU-Tulsa President Pamela Fry announces retirement

Tulsa Community College President Leigh Goodson and OSU-Tulsa President Pamela Fry at the launch of College Park.

OSU-Tulsa President Pamela Fry


Oklahoma State University-Tulsa President Pamela Fry has announced plans to retire on Jan. 3 after 20 years of service to OSU, with the last five at OSU-Tulsa.

The decision is related to a family member’s illness and her last day in office will be early September. OSU President Kayse Shrum is expected to announce plans for OSU-Tulsa’s leadership transition soon.

Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Susan Johnson named OSU-Tulsa associate provost, AVP for academic affairs

Dr. Susan Johnson has been named associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. She has served as associate vice president for academic affairs since 2019.

Published: Thursday, July 1, 2021

OSU-Tulsa faculty honored with 2021 teaching, research awards

Dr. Dursen Delen (left) and Dr. Donita Shaw (right) were honored with the OSU-Tulsa President's awards for outstanding research and outstanding teaching, respectively.


Published: Friday, June 25, 2021

Mayor proclaims Burns and Ann Hargis Day at A Stately Affair gala

Ann and Burns Hargis, along with Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education Jay Helm, hold up an original artwork by Native American artist Ben Harjo, gifted to the Hargises at the A Stately Affair gala.

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum proclaimed June 24 as Burns and Ann Hargis Day in honor of Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis and First Cowgirl Ann Hargis.