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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 land-grant university.

About Dr. Kayse Shrum

Making history
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.

Crafting a bold vision

Uncommon preeminence for the common good
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.

Living the Code

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.

Ryane Draper

Ryane Draper is using her role inside the OSU Department of Wellness to make sure students, faculty and staff have access to the resources they need to fight substance abuse. 

Chief Leon Jones

Since joining the department in 1994, OSU Police Chief Leon Jones has made it his mission to cultivate strong connections with the campus community.

Living the Code Special

In 2023, President Shrum launched the "Living the Code" on Inside OSU, showcasing individuals who embody the Cowboy Code. Take a look back at past episodes in this video.

Betty Bowman

Betty Bowman made history when she became the first female student body president at Oklahoma A&M (Now OSU).

Raedyn Magness

Raedyn Magness is no stranger to helping others — she's working hard to earn her medical degree early so she can help small towns in Oklahoma.

Greg Owen

The third episode of the series features Greg Owen, who has served his community as a 4-H educator for almost 30 years. 

Carolina Yanez

The second episode of the series features alumna Carolina Yanez, a first-generation student who was inspired by her migrant parents to dream as big as the sky to achieve her goals. 

Tashia Cheves

The pilot episode of Living the Code features Tashia Cheves, who was a first-generation student at OSU and now serves as the Manager of Student Retention at the Spears School of Business.

OSU Governance

dr. jason kirksey and president shrum in front of nancy randolph davis statue

Access and Community Impact

Access and Community Impact
orange fountain in front of edmond low library

OSU Ombuds Office

The President's office created the OSU Ombuds Office to promote a supportive learning and working environment.

Ombuds office Charter Purpose and Function Code of Ethics Standards of Practice
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