Dr. Cindy Foust Named Interim VP at SWOSU

Dr. Cindy Foust 

Dr. Cindy Foust will serve as the interim vice president for academic affairs and student affairs effective January 1, 2013.

Foust will serve until a replacement is found for Dr. Blake Sonobe, who recently retired from SWOSU to take the position of Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Foust served as interim provost in early 2005 until Sonobe was named to the SWOSU position.

Foust has been in the SWOSU administration since 2004, serving as vice president for student affairs and associate provost. She was first employed as a part-time faculty member in the School of Nursing at SWOSU in 1977, the year the university started its nursing program. She became a full-time faculty member in 1979.

She earned her Ph.D. in nursing from Texas Woman's University, Master of Science in nursing from the University of Oklahoma, and Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma.

SWOSU President Randy Beutler said a search/screening committee for the permanent replacement has also been formed.