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Administration

President

Dr. Diana Lovell

Dr. Diana Lovell

The President is the chief executive officer of SWOSU and is the principal administrative official responsible for the direction of all SWOSU operations. The President is directly responsible to the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma for the general management of the institution. Authority to execute assigned areas of responsibility is delegated by the President to the Vice Presidents. The President is a member of the State Presidents' Council, which includes the Presidents of the 25 state institutions of higher education. The President is also a member of the Presidents' Council that includes Presidents of the six regional senior institutions.

Reporting University Functions

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Vice President for Administration and Finance
  • Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing
  • Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
  • Assistant to the President for Institutional Advancement and Directory, SWOSU Foundation
  • Director of Athletics
  • Director of Business Enterprise Center and Continuing Education
  • Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Partnerships

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Joel Kendall

Dr. Joel Kendall

The Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs is the senior administrative official responsible for the direction of the academic functions of SWOSU, including teaching, research, sponsored programs and continuing education, and libraries.

Reporting University Functions

  • Associate Provost
  • Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dean, College of Associate and Applied Programs
  • Dean, College of Pharmacy
  • Dean, College of Professional and Graduate Studies
  • Director of Libraries
  • Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Director, Title III Student Success Grant
  • Director, Honors Program
  • Faculty Senate

Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Patsy Parker

Dr. Patsy Parker

The Vice President for Student Affairs is the senior administrative official responsible for the direction of student affairs. The VPSA has direct supervisory responsibility over the Dean of Students’ Office, Student Activities, Enrollment Management, New Student Orientation, Career Services, International Student Affairs, Registrar’s Office, Student Counseling Services, Student Health Services, Upward Bound, Wellness Center and Intramural Activities, SWOSU Police Department, and the Student Government Association.

Reporting University Functions

  • Dean of Students
    • Coordinator, Student Activities
  • Director, Public Safety
  • Director, Enrollment Management
    • Coordinator, Career Services
  • Coordinator, International Student Affairs
  • Registrar
    • Coordinator, Student Health Services
  • Director, Center for Health & Well-being
    • Coordinator, Student Health Services
  • Director, Student Health Services
  • Director, Upward Bound
  • Director, Wellness and Intramurals
  • Student Government Association

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Brenda Burgess

Brenda Burgess

The mission of this office is to fulfill the financial and operational needs of the university through sound business practices and safe and efficient operations.  This office, and all directors who report to this office, strives to reflect principles of good character including integrity, commitment, collaboration, equity, trust, respect and communication.  We strive to reflect these principles in all that we do.

Reporting University Functions

  • Director, Business Affairs and Comptroller
    • Bursar
  • Director, Residence Life
  • Manager, University Press
  • Director, Student Financial Services
  • Director, Information Technology Services
  • Director, Physical Plant
  • Director, Student Union
  • Director, Food Services
  • Manager, University Bookstore
  • SWOSU Staff Council

Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing

Brian Adler

Brian Adler

The Public Relations & Marketing Office is responsible for all publicity of activities and events concerning the University as they relate to media sources. The office operates a news service for daily and weekly newspapers, radio and television stations, and the SWOSU web site. SWOSU PR & Marketing also communicates with various constituents through several social media sites. The office also assists in the promotion of events and projects on and off campus.

Reporting University Functions

  • Web and Creative Services
  • Director, Pioneer Cellular Event Center
    • Manager, Fine Arts Center
  • Pioneer Cellular Event Center Community Advisory Committee

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

David Misak

David Misak

The Assistant Vice President reports to the President and administers institutional personnel policies and practices. The Assistant Vice President coordinates SWOSU-wide programs designed to ensure equality of opportunity for individuals without giving preference in opportunity to a group.

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
and Chief of Staff to the President

Garrett King

Garrett King

Reporting University Functions

  • Institutional Advancement Office
  • SWOSU Foundation
  • SWOSU Alumni Association
  • SWOSU Athletic Association