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Dr. Patsy Parker Named Acting Vice President of Student Affairs at SWOSU

Dr. Patsy Parker has been named acting vice president of student affairs (VPSA) at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU), according to SWOSU President Dr. Diana Lovell.

Parker will also continue as associate dean of the Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology on the Weatherford campus.

Parker is serving as VPSA after Dr. Ruth Boyd recently announced her retirement. Parker has worked at SWOSU since 1999 and earlier served as chair of the Department of Accounting, Computer Science and Entrepreneurship and at one time was a faculty member on SWOSU’s campus in Sayre. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in higher education administration from the University of Oklahoma.  She has been active in student recruitment and retention at SWOSU.

In 2014, Parker was awarded the prestigious Bernhardt Academic Excellence Award.

A search for a permanent VPSA will soon begin.