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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

Interim Provost
Mendez joined the OSU faculty in 2005 and is currently vice provost of undergraduate education. 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 for the College of Arts and Sciences 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.

Joseph B. Weaver Jr.

Senior Vice President, Administration & Finance

Kyle Wray

Senior Vice President for Executive Affairs

Jerome Loughridge

Senior Vice President of Operations

Dr. Doug Hallenbeck

Vice President, Student Affairs

Dr. Thomas Coon

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

Chad Weiberg

Vice President, Athletic Programs/Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

Karen Chen

Interim Vice President, Enrollment Management

Dr. Kenneth W. Sewell

Vice President, Research

Dr. Jason F. Kirksey

Vice President, Institutional Diversity

Other OSU institutions

Dr. Scott Newman

President, OSU-Oklahoma City

Dr. Bill R. Path

President, OSUIT

Dr. Johnny R. Stephens

President, OSU-CHS
Interim President, OSU-Tulsa

Chris Benge

Interim Senior Vice President, OSU-Tulsa

Bill Schloss

Interim Chief Operating Officer, OSU-CHS

Academic leadership

Dr. Glen Krutz

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Jon E. Pedersen

Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences

Dr. Paul Tikalsky

Dean, College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology

Dr. Randy Kluver

Dean, School of Global Studies and Partnerships

Dr. Sheryl Tucker

Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate College

Dr. Keith Garbutt

Dean, Honors College

Sheila Grant Johnson

Dean of Libraries

Dr. Ken Eastman

Dean, Spears School of Business

Dr. Carlos Risco

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

A topiary spells out OSU on campus.
As a vital member of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents, OSU provides support and resources to the board creating a beneficial relationship for all organizations.
  • Calvin J. Anthony, At-Large Appointment
  • Billy G. Taylor, Second Congressional District
  • Rick Davis, Vice Chairman, At-Large Appointment
  • Dr. Trudy Milner, Vice Chair, First Congressional District
  • Jarold Callahan, Fifth Congressional District
  • Joe D. Hall, At-Large Appointment
  • Jimmy Harrel, Third Congressional District
  • Rick Walker, Fourth Congressional District
  • Blayne Arthur, President, State Board of Agriculture
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