Hilbert Comments on Selection of Shrum as OSU’s 19th President
Mike Seals - April 4, 2021 10:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Kyle Hilbert, R-Bristow, today issued the following statement upon the announcement that Dr. Kayse Shrum will be the next president of Oklahoma State University.
A very well-deserved congratulations to Dr. Kayse Shrum on her selection as the next President for Oklahoma State University. She is without a doubt a great choice, and I applaud the OSU/A&M Board of Regents for their decision.
As Secretary of Science and Innovation, she helped flatten the curve and save countless lives at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring that early on while other states were trying to scramble for tests, all Oklahomans who wanted a test were able to get one. Her leadership and creativity at OSU Center for Health Sciences have helped transform the institution into the next generation leader in health and innovation, and she has arguably done more than any other over the past eight years to get more doctors into rural Oklahoma. If the past year has taught us anything it’s that no one knows what the future holds, but I know that my alma mater is in good hands with Dr. Shrum at the helm.