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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 Burns Hargis

Burns Hargis was named the 18th president of Oklahoma State University in December of 2007, officially taking office March 10, 2008. He has guided OSU to record enrollment and record fundraising, reaching the $1 billion Branding Success goal in April 2013, nearly two years ahead of schedule.

Presidential Leadership

Since its creation in 1890, 18 individuals have held the title of President at Oklahoma State University.
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