Dr. Scott Newman selected as president of Oklahoma State University-OKC
(STILLWATER, Oklahoma, May 20, 2021) — Dr. Scott Newman has been selected as the next president of the Oklahoma State University-OKC campus pending approval by the Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents. He was selected by OSU System President Burns Hargis in consultation with President Designee Dr. Kayse Shrum after a competitive, national search.
Newman currently serves as the provost and vice president of academic affairs for Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. His nearly 21-year career at OSUIT ranges from serving as a faculty member and dean to chief academic officer.
Newman’s accomplishments at OSUIT include leading numerous student success initiatives, boosting graduation rates and reorganizing the institution’s academic programs to improve service to stakeholders while reducing administrative costs. He also served as the founding dean for OSUIT’s School of Information Technologies in 2001 for which he led the creation of award-winning associate and bachelor’s degree programs, and developed industry partnerships.
“Scott will do an excellent job guiding our OSU-OKC campus,” said OSU President Burns Hargis. “His experience and wide range of success at OSUIT have prepared him well. He is an innovative, collaborative leader who will build on the great work we are doing at OSU-OKC.”
Newman has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree from the University of Oxford and a doctorate in higher education from Oklahoma State University.
“OSU-OKC has a rich tradition of serving the Oklahoma City metro area and the state in many significant ways,” Newman said. “I am honored to have been selected as the institution’s next president and look forward to working with OSU-OKC’s outstanding faculty, staff and community partners to advance the institution and those it serves."
Newman, his wife, Anne, and their children look forward to becoming part of the Oklahoma City and OSU-OKC communities. His selection is scheduled for approval at the June 18 Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents meeting.
Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 34,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 100 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 275,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.