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our university has to offer
Founded on Christmas Day in 1890 under the Morrill Act as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Oklahoma State University has grown through its traditions and culture to become one of America’s premier land-grant universities. 
Discover the impact of teaching, research and outreach has on our world through an interactive timeline.
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President Kayse Shrum

Dr. Kayse Shrum was named the 19th president of Oklahoma State University in April of 2021, officially taking office July 1, 2021. She is the first woman to lead a public research institution in the state of Oklahoma. Her commitment to ensuring our status as a modern land-grant institution reflects her passion for research, innovation and industry partnerships.

Presidential Leadership

Since its creation in 1890, 19 individuals have held the title of President at Oklahoma State University.
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