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Administration

President

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.

Dr. Randy Beutler

President Randy Beutler

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

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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.

Dr. James South

Dr. James South

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

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.

Dr. Ruth Boyd

Dr. Ruth Boyd

Reporting University Functions

  • Dean of Students
    • Director, Student Activities
  • Directory, Public Safety
  • Director, Enrollment Management
  • Director, International Student Affairs
  • Registrar
  • Director, Counseling Services and Employee Assistance Program
  • Director, Student Health Services
  • Director, Upward Bound
  • Director, Wellness and Intramurals
  • Student Government Association

Vice President for Administration and Finance

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.

Brenda Burgess

Brenda Burgess

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

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.

Brian Adler

Brian Adler

Reporting University Functions

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

Associate Provost

The Associate Provost is responsible for university strategic planning and accreditation, and oversees the academic affairs areas of Institutional Research, Retention Management, Assessment Center and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Joel Kendall

Dr. Joel Kendall

Reporting University Functions

  • Director, Assessment and Testing
  • Institutional Research and Effectiveness
  • Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Coordinator, Academic Advising and Retention Management

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

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.

David Misak

David Misak