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OKLAHOMA REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Glen D. Johnson, Chancellor
Joseph L. Parker Jr., Chairman
Ann Holloway, Vice Chair
Andrew W. "Andy" Lester, Secretary
Jeffrey W. Hickman, Assistant Secretary
Gen. Toney Stricklin
Steven W. Taylor
Michael C. Turpen
Ronald H. White, M.D.
Gary C. Pierson, Chairman
Frank Keating, Vice Chairman
Michael A. Cawley
Phil B. Albert
Anita L. Holloway
Chris A. Purcell, Executive Secretary
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Joseph Harroz Jr., Interim President
Kyle Harper, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Provost, Norman campus
Jason R. Sanders, M.D., Senior Vice President and Provost, Health Sciences Center
John Schumann, M.D., President, OU-Tulsa
Anil Gollahalli, Vice President of the University of Oklahoma and General Counsel to the Board of Regents of the
University of Oklahoma governing the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University
Chris A. Purcell, Ph.D., Executive Secretary of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents; Vice President for
University Governance; and Secretary of University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University
Guy L. Patton, President and CEO of The University of Oklahoma Foundation
Joe Castiglione, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletic Programs
Mackenzie Dilbeck, Interim Vice President for Marketing and Communication
Bobby Mason, Institutional Equity Officer
Kenneth Rowe, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
David Surratt, Ed.D., Vice President, Student Affairs, Dean of Students
Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Partnerships, Norman Campus
James J. Tomasek, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, Health Sciences Center
Jacquelyn Wolf, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Eric Conrad, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Belinda Higgs Hyppolite, Ed.D., Vice President, Office for Diversity and Inclusion
Sean Burrage, Vice President for Executive Affairs
NORMAN CAMPUS DEANS
Hans E. Butzer, Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture
David Wrobel, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences
Berrien Moore III, Ph.D., College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and Vice President for Weather
and Climate Programs
Wayne Thomas, Interim Dean, Michael F. Price College of Business
Mike Stice, Ph.D., Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy
Gregg A. Garn, Ph.D, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
John Antonio, Ph.D, Interim Dean, Gallogly College of Engineering
Mary Margaret Holt, Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
Randall S. Hewes, Ph.D, Dean, Graduate College
Douglas D. Gaffin, Ph.D, Interim Dean, Honors College
Jill Irvine, Ph.D., Interim Dean, David L. Boren College of International Studies
Ed Kelley, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Katheleen Guzman, Interim Dean, College of Law
Martha Banz, Ph.D, Interim Dean, College of Professional and Continuing Studies and Associate Provost
for Continuing Education
Nicole Judice Campbell, Ph.D, University College
Carl Grant, Interim Dean, University Libraries
HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER DEANS
Allen W. Knehans, Ph.D., College of Allied Health
Raymond A. Cohlmia, D.D.S., College of Dentistry
John P. Zubialde, M.D., Executive Dean, College of Medicine
Julie Anne Hoff, Ph.D., MPH, RN, Dean, Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing
JoLaine R. Draugalis, Ph.D., College of Pharmacy
Gary E. Raskob, Ph.D., College of Public Health
H. Anne Pereira, Ph.D., Graduate College
The University is a part of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, which is composed of all higher education institutions supported wholly or in part by state appropriations. The Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education is the coordinating board for the system.
The University — as part of the public educational system of the state, established by legislative action and supported by annual legislative appropriations — places emphasis on sound scholarship, good citizenship, and the duties of the individual to the community and the commonwealth.
By constitutional enactment, the governance of the university is vested in the OU Board of Regents, a board consisting of seven members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the state Senate. Each member is appointed to serve for seven years, except when appointed to fill an unexpired term, and is subject to removal from office only as provided by law for the removal of officers not liable to impeachment.
The Oklahoma Regents and the university regents approve the requirements for admission and graduation, the degrees offered, and the fees and expenses. The boards reserve the right to change these requirements.
The president is charged with the educational and business management of the entire university. Upon recommendation of the faculties and by authority vested in them by the regents, the president confers all degrees.
The senior vice president and provost, Norman campus, and the senior vice president and provost, OU Health Sciences Center, are the chief administrative officers for the two campuses and provide academic and administrative leadership.
The registrar and senior associate vice president for the Division of Enrollment Management supervises admission and registration to the university and keeps the academic records of students enrolled on the Norman campus.
The vice president for student affairs and staff are the officials responsible for the nonacademic activities, programs and services of student life.
University College provides an advisory system for freshmen and assists students in choosing a field of study. The administrative functions are exercised by the dean of University College.
Each college, except University College, has its own faculty, consisting of the dean and the members of the faculty who teach courses in the college. The faculties set the requirements for graduation for the schools and colleges and make recommendations to the president to confer degrees upon those students who have completed these requirements. The dean of each college is its executive officer.
The general faculty of the University of Oklahoma Norman campus is composed of all faculty members with regular appointments. The Norman campus general faculty does not include faculty members with temporary appointments. The Norman campus Faculty Senate is the legislative group of the general faculty. It is composed of 50 members elected by the general faculty with senatorial seats apportioned according to the number of full-time faculty in the college. Faculty who are not members of a degree- recommending college are treated as a separate college for election. The Senate exercises the legislative powers of the faculty and has the power to initiate any legislation requiring approval by the OU Board of Regents. Subjects for review or legislation can be brought to the attention of the Senate by written communication from any member of the university community or any officially constituted agency.