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Innovative. Visionary. Modern. Our executive leadership team applies these principles in a creative environment of knowledge, vision and personal growth.

President Kayse Shrum

Dr. Kayse Shrum was named the 19th president of Oklahoma State University in April of 2021, officially taking office July 1, 2021.
As the first woman to lead a public research institution in the state of Oklahoma, President Shrum comes ready to lead the charge of Cowboys with intentional focus on growth, collaboration and inclusivity.

Jeanette Mendez

Provost and Senior Vice President
Dr. Jeanette Mendez joined the OSU faculty in 2005 and was named the university's provost and senior vice president in May of 2022, following a nationwide search. She is also a professor of political science. Previously, she served as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, associate dean of research and facilities, interim associate dean of research and department head of political science.


Our core values serve as the guidelines for our leadership team as they determine the most beneficial actions to take for our university. Our leadership structure supports collaboration and communication, which allows each person on the team to play a significant role in maintaining the level of excellence developed at OSU. Working together, this team makes the future of OSU their top priority.

Karen Chen

Vice President, Enrollment Management

Dr. Doug Hallenbeck

Vice President, Student Affairs

Dr. Jason F. Kirksey

Vice President, Access and Community Impact

Jerome Loughridge

Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff

Dr. Jayson Lusk

Vice President & Dean, Division of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Elizabeth Pollard

Chief Executive Officer, The Innovation Foundation

Dr. Kenneth W. Sewell

Vice President, Research

Dr. Johnny R. Stephens

President, OSU-CHS
Interim President, OSU-Tulsa

Joseph B. Weaver Jr.

Senior Vice President, Administration & Finance

Chad Weiberg

Vice President, Athletic Programs/Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

Kyle Wray

Senior Vice President of System Affairs

Other OSU institutions

Chris Benge

Interim Senior Vice President, OSU-Tulsa

Dr. Craig Freeman

Interim Dean, College of Professional Studies
Interim Vice Provost, OSU-Tulsa

Bill Schloss

Interim Chief Operating Officer, OSU-CHS

Ronna Vanderslice

Provost, OSU-Oklahoma City

Michael Widell

Vice President of Operations, OSU-Oklahoma City

Academic leadership

Dr. Richard Frohock

Interim Dean, Honors College

Dr. Keith Garbutt

Interim Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Sheila Grant Johnson

Dean of Libraries

Dr. Randy Kluver

Dean, OSU Global

Dr. James Payne

Dean, Spears School of Business

Dr. Jon E. Pedersen

Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences

Dr. Carlos Risco

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jean Van Delinder

Interim Dean, Graduate College

Dr. John Veenstra

Interim Dean, College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology

Dr. Randy Wymore

Interim Provost, OSUIT

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OSU/A&M Board of Regents

Oklahoma State University is the largest institution under the OSU/A&M Board of Regents purview. The Board oversees five institutions including Oklahoma State University, Connors State College, Langston University, Northeastern Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, and Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
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