Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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Karen Klein Named Director of Info Technology at SWOSU

09.05.2014
Karen Klein

Karen Klein is the new director of information technology at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

She is replacing Mark Engelman, who plans to retire at the end of the 2014 fall semester.

A 1974 graduate of Lookeba-Sickles High School, Klein began a 22-year career with 3M/Imation in 1976 during which time she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science in 1993 from SWOSU. She then began working in the information technology field.

Klein joined the Information Technology Services Office at SWOSU in 1998 as a programmer/analyst and has continued in the position until this time.

Klein has lived in Weatherford for 36 years with husband, Jerald, who is transportation manager for Chaparral Energy. She is a member of First Baptist Church where she has taught second grade Sunday School for the past 15 years and served on various committees. The Kleins have two sons, Ryan and Wesley, who reside with their families in the Oklahoma City area.