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From the president: What does the idea of “land-grant university” mean to you?

Monday, March 21, 2022

Cowboy family,


I am excited to share an update on the process to create a coherent and compelling strategy for the Oklahoma State University System.


In November, I announced the beginning of this process and members of senior administration worked with deans and campus leaders to appoint a strategy steering committee before the holidays. They’ve now defined six working groups and their areas of exploration. Each group includes a diverse group of stakeholders able to bring a wealth of experience and a broad knowledge base to the table.


The working groups have already started gathering information, doing research and tackling the significant challenges of crafting a system-wide strategy. Representatives from the university are meeting with partners and employers across various industries, along with tribal leaders from throughout Oklahoma and with alumni and OSU friends within the state and across the country. The goal is to include as broad of a representative voice as possible.


The most important group we would like to hear from, though, is the Cowboy family. Throughout this process we will provide opportunities for you to weigh in on particular areas of focus for the future of the OSU system. We would like to start with the foundation of OSU. Central to our historical identity and to our future aspirations is the unique privilege of being a “land-grant” university. We want to hear from you:


What does the idea of “land-grant university” mean to you?

Please share your thoughts here


Thank you in advance for participating. Your responses are vital to the committee’s success. At the center of OSU are its students, faculty and staff, and we want your vision reflected in the final product. There are great times ahead, Cowboys.


Thank you and Go Pokes!

Dr. Kayse Shrum

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