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.
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.