The President of Oklahoma State University leads the OSU system, which through its
land-grant mission, serves as an inclusive learning, teaching and outreach institution
at its campuses in Stillwater, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Okmulgee, and its extension
offices across the state.
Our distinctive land-grant calling
Led by President Kayse Shrum
Since taking office in July 2021, Dr. Shrum has forged a new chapter for OSU — boldly
facing challenges like conference realignment while also positioning the university
for future success by embarking on a strategic planning process and launching key
initiatives and partnerships. Together, the Cowboy family has already achieved remarkable
milestones in Shrum’s tenure. After unveiling a strategic plan in 2022, Shrum is focused on coming together as a community behind a set of long-term
goals to take OSU to new heights of academic and research excellence as the premier
About Dr. Kayse Shrum
The 19th president of Oklahoma State University and the first woman to lead a public
research institution in the state of Oklahoma. She radiates America's Brightest Orange
through her fervent commitment to innovation and inclusion.
Oklahoma State University has unveiled a visionary new strategy to become the nation’s
preeminent land-grant institution. OSU President Kayse Shrum and Senior Vice President of Operations Jerome Loughridge
unveiled the plan during a virtual presentation Wednesday on the Stillwater campus.
The strategy includes initiatives to reduce student debt, innovate around student
competencies and focus research on solving society’s most significant challenges.
Introducing Living the Code, a special video series on Inside OSU presented by Dr. Shrum which showcases the stories of OSU students, faculty, staff,
alumni and stakeholders who embody the Cowboy Code. To nominate someone, please submit this form.