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OU University of Oklahoma. Lead on, University - Strategic Plan. The Foundation for our Future.

Strategic Plan Update

Officially launched in July 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, 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.

In the months since the Strategic Plan’s unveiling, the university has embraced the challenge of striving for success with an eagerness to bring the Plan to life. With the first dedicated Strategic Plan in 30 years, OU has instituted structural changes like adding premier freshman housing, the merger of OU Health, joining the SEC, and more. Accelerating to remarkable heights, the university has enjoyed record fundraising and legislative funding, and in fall 2021 welcomed its largest, most diverse and academically qualified class in history.

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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.