Shrum starts post as president of Oklahoma State University

The Associated Press - July 3, 2021 7:23 am

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The first woman chosen as president of Oklahoma State University is officially on the job. Dr. Kayse Shrum’s first day in Stillwater was Thursday.

Shrum had been president of the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa since 2013. The Tulsa World reports that enrollment at the medical school more than doubled during her tenure.

Shrum also is a former state secretary of science and innovation in Gov. Kevin Stitt’s cabinet and was part of Stitt’s COIVD-19 task force.

Shrum succeeds Burns Hargis, who retired after 13 years as president.


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