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Joe Harroz Jr., President of the University of Oklahoma with students

 Together, as a university community, we endeavor to become worthy of our past – the tremendous legacy we have inherited – and to deliver on our promise of changing lives for generations to come. 

– President Joseph Harroz, Jr.

Inauguration of the 15th President of the University of Oklahoma

Joseph Harroz, Jr. was inaugurated as OU's 15th president and delivered his vision for the future of the university on September 17, 2021.

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OU Family Loss

May 01, 2022

This weekend we lost three of our own. Beloved meteorology students, Drake Brooks, Nicholas Nair, and Gavin Short, passed away late Friday night in a fatal car crash.

Head Coach, Brent Venables, Oklahoma Football. OKLA, There's Only One.

Venables Named Oklahoma's 23rd Head Football Coach

December 05, 2021

Brent Venables, a former 13-year University of Oklahoma assistant coach who won a national championship with the Sooners and two more with Clemson University during a highly successful 10-year stint as defensive coordinator, has been named the 23rd head football coach for OU.

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Office of Institutional Equity Update

November 03, 2021

The University of Oklahoma announces the tentative appointment of a new Institutional Equity Officer, Equal Opportunity Officer, and Title IX Coordinator, Christine Taylor.


Lead On, University

Officially launched in July 2020, Lead On, University defines a clear plan for the Norman campus’ future and the comprehensive strategies to achieve it. As the university’s first Strategic Plan in a generation, it aims to position OU as a top-tier public research university that fosters a culture of innovation, excellence, and inclusivity.

The heartbeat of the Strategic Plan echoes the university’s fundamental purpose – We Change Lives – three small but powerful words that affirm who we are and inspire our path forward.



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