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Dr. Karen Sweeney Named Chair of SWOSU Department of Computer Science

Dr. Karen Sweeney has been named chair of the Department of Computer Science at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, replacing Dr. Patsy Parker, who recently accepted the Acting Vice President of Student Affairs position.

Sweeney is a tenured associate professor of the Department of Computer Science in the Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology on the Weatherford campus. She has served at SWOSU Weatherford since 2009 and served at SWOSU Sayre as an instructor in the Department of Computer Science from 2001-2004.

Sweeney earned her Doctor of Computer Science degree in Digital Systems Security from Colorado Technical University. She is active in the Faculty Senate and has served as the secretary/treasurer and president. She is also a member of American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Oklahoma Woman in Higher Education (OKWHE). Sweeney has served two terms as president of AAUW and state chair of OKWHE.

Sweeney’s appointment is effective October 11.