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Buckle up, Cowboys and Cowgirls, there are a lot of things happening at Oklahoma State!  I hope each of you are enjoying this journey as much as I am - because I am not sure I have ever been more proud to wear AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST ORANGE. GO POKES! 

About the First Cowgirl 

Ann Hargis became the “First Lady”, or “First Cowgirl”, of Oklahoma State University when her husband, Burns, took office as the 18th President of the OSU System on March 10, 2008.

America's Healthiest Campus 

In 2014 Oklahoma State became America's Healthiest Campus®. Learn how Ann Hargis and her husband, Burns Hargis, increased wellness programming within the community

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions answered by Ann Hargis herself. 

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President Burns Hargis 

Burns Hargis is the current president of Oklahoma State University. He is married to Ann Hargis and took office in early 2008. He has guided OSU to record enrollment numbers and fundraising. 

President Hargis

Charitable Causes

Learn about charities and organizations that are near to Ann Hargis. Some of her favorite nonprofits include Pete's Pet Posse, the Service Learning Volunteer Center and the American Cancer Society's OSU Coaches vs Cancer program.

Giving back

Scruff and Clementine

Scruff's Story 

Learn about the First Pup Scruff and his unique journey into the Hargis family.


Clementine is Ann's "taxi" around campus. Ever need a ride? Just yell, "taxi!"

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