– President Joseph Harroz, Jr.
Joseph Harroz, Jr. was inaugurated as OU's 15th president and delivered his vision for the future of the university on September 17, 2021.
February 09, 2023
Today we announced that the University of Oklahoma and the Big 12 Conference agreed to terms that will enable us to officially join the SEC for the fall 2024 athletics season, pending final approval of the OU Board of Regents. This comes one year earlier than originally expected, and we are pleased we could arrive at this decision in close collaboration with Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark and other Big 12 Conference members. Together, we created a path forward that delivers the stability and certainty we have all sought over the past 18 months.
January 30, 2023
I am excited to announce that Teri K. Reed, Ph.D., will join OU as the inaugural Director of the OU Polytechnic Institute, pending OU Board of Regents’ approval. She will also hold the George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair. An OU alumna and internationally recognized leader in the field of engineering education, Dr. Reed will return to her alma mater on March 1 from the University of Cincinnati, where she has served as Assistant Vice President of Faculty Research Development, Executive Director of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and Professor of Chemical Engineering. We are thrilled to welcome her back to her home state of Oklahoma.
January 18, 2023
The University of Oklahoma annually reaffirms its full commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, including the policies and procedures that prohibit discrimination throughout our campus community. This commitment is supported by our Strategic Plan, which includes our goals to become a top-tier public research university, and to be a place of belonging for all. A core strategy to help us achieve these goals is to develop and retain an outstanding and diverse faculty and staff.