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A message to the cowboy family

OSU President Burns Hargis has officially announced his plans to retire on July 1, 2021, to coincide with the end of the current academic year. Hargis announced his retirement plans during a regular meeting of the OSU A&M Board of Regents held in the Performance Hall at The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts on the Stillwater campus, one of several significant new facilities built during his nearly 13-year presidency.

By the numbersFacts and figures from Burns and Ann Hargis’ near 13 years as President and First Lady of Oklahoma State University
March 2008 to October 2020
Download PDF of Hargis presidency fast facts


81,546
new donors

 
$2.15
billion

in private support
139%
increase

in minority freshman enrollment
70,344
degrees granted

(including all-time highs nine times) nearly a quarter of the total OSU degrees granted (291,961) since first graduating class in 1896
$74
million

energy savings across the OSU System
$1.6
billion

external grant funds for research, other sponsored programs
50,959
new freshmen

including 5 largest classes in OSU history- 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Doubled
out of state freshman enrollment

AND minority undergraduate enrollment
2.5
million square feet

of new/ updated facilities
3.3
million

bricks used for campus projects
81
new

Alumni Association chapters

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For media inquiries, contact Monica Roberts at 405-744-4800 or email monica.roberts@okstate.edu.
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