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Burns Hargis
Burns Hargis
President
107 Whitehurst
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-6384
BS, Accounting, Oklahoma State University, JD, University of Oklahoma. Prior to coming to OSU, he was Vice Chairman of Bank of Oklahoma, N.A. Before joining Bank of Oklahoma in 1997, Hargis practiced law in Oklahoma City for 28 years. He is a former president of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, former president of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a former member and chair of the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges of Oklahoma State University.
Dr. Gary Sandefur
Dr. Gary Sandefur
Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs
101 Whitehurst
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-5627
BA, Sociology, University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., Sociology, Stanford University. Dr. Sandefur joins OSU after thirty years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Letters and Science, among other positions.
Joe Weaver
Joseph B. Weaver, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance
208F Whitehurst
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-2690
BS and MS, Accounting, Oklahoma State University. Weaver has served OSU since 1981. He left OSU for one year to serve as an aide to the Oklahoma Secretary of Education during Governor Bellmon’s term of office. He has also served the community in varied civic activities, currently as Stillwater City Councilman, with the goal of assisting in the development of a good partnership with the City and the University community. Weaver is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, Class XXI. Previously the Associate Vice President/Chief Budget and Planning officer, he assumed his current post of Vice President, Administration and Finance in 2011.
Gary C. Clark
Gary C. Clark
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
107 Whitehurst
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-1601
Mr. Clark is a graduate of Oklahoma State University (B.S., 1969; M.S., 1972) and the University of Texas (J.D., with honors, 1975). He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi and the Order of the Coif. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. While in private practice in Tulsa, Mr. Clark was listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates and Bankruptcy Law). He has served as a frequent presenter on continuing legal education topics. He served eight years on the Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University/A&M Colleges (Chair, 1997-98). After practicing law in Tulsa for almost 30 years, he became the Vice President and General Counsel of the Oklahoma State University Foundation in 2004. In March of 2008, he became Vice President of University Relations for Oklahoma State University. In April 2011 he assumed his current post as Vice President and General Counsel.
Dr. Lee Bird
Dr. Lee Bird
Vice President, Student Affairs
201 Whitehurst
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-5328
BS, Education, University of Arizona; MS, Counseling and Guidance, Univ. of Wisconsin; Ph.D., Higher Education, Univ. of Arizona. Dr. Bird assumed the post of Vice President of Student Affairs in August 2000.
Dr. Thomas Coon
Dr. Thomas Coon
Vice President and Dean, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
102 Agricultural Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-2474 
B.A., Biology, Luther College; M.S., Ecology, University of California-Davis; PhD., Ecology, University of California-Davis. Thomas G. Coon joined OSU’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in July 2014. Prior to joining the administration at OSU, he held the position of Director for cooperative extension at Michigan State University for 9 years. At OSU he serves as director of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station and the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Mike Holder
Mike Holder
Vice President, Athletic Programs/Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
220 OSU Athletics Center
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-7050
MBA, Oklahoma State University. Mike Holder has been the Director of Athletics since September of 2005.
Kyle Wray
Kyle Wray
Vice President, Enrollment Management and Marketing
218 Student Union
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-4366
B.S., Education, Oklahoma Christian University, M.A., Educational Technology, Pepperdine University. Mr. Wray became Director of University Marketing in 2004, and was named Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing in 2009. He was appointed Vice President in September 2011.
Dr. Kenneth Sewell
Dr. Kenneth W. Sewell
Vice President, Research
203 Whitehurst
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-6501
BS, Psychology, Kansas State University; MS and PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas. Sewell joins OSU after serving as the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Executive Director of the Graduate School at the University of New Orleans. Prior to that he was the Associate Vice President for Research and then Interim Vice President for Research at the University of North Texas after serving as Director of their nationally accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Jason Kirksey
Dr. Jason Kirksey
Vice President, Institutional Diversity
408 Whitehurst
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-9154
B.A., Economics and Political Science, Oklahoma State University, M.A., Political Science, Oklahoma State University, Ph.D. University of New Orleans. Dr. Kirksey's position as interim associate vice president of Institutional Diversity became effective April 1, 2009, and he was permanently appointed to the position June 2010.
Gary Shutt
Gary Shutt
Director of Communications
413 Whitehurst
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-6260
B.S., Journalism and Broadcasting, Oklahoma State University. Mr. Shutt has been director of Communications since 2005.
Dr. David A. Waits
Dr. David A. Waits
President, OSU Research Foundation
1201 S. Innovation Way Drive
Stillwater, OK 74074
(405) 744-2323
B.S., Economics, Oklahoma State University; M.S., Geography, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Land Management, Texas Tech University. Dr. Waits joined OSU in 2013 after serving as the Founder and CEO of SST Software since 1994.
Dr. Bret Danilowicz
Dr. Bret Danilowicz
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
201 Life Sciences East
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-5666
Dr. Danilowicz has a BS in biology with a minor in computer science at Syracuse University’s Utica College (1989), Danilowicz completed a Ph.D. in Zoology at Duke University (1994). In 2012 he became the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Zoology.
John S.C. Romans
John S.C. Romans
Dean, College of Education
339 Willard
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-3373
Dr. Romans holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas, a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Iowa State University. Dr. John Romans became Dean of The College of Education and OSU’s Director of Professional Education in 2016. A member of the OSU faculty since 1990, Romans is also Professor in the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology
Dr. Ken Eastman
Dr. Ken Eastman
Dean, Spears School of Business
201 Business Bldg.
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-5064
Dr. Ken Eastman has been at the Spears School of Business since 1989, serving as an assistant professor (1989-1995), associate professor (1995-present), director of the MBA program (1999-2003), acting department head (2002-2003), and as the head of the Department of Management (2003-2013).
Dr. Keith Garbutt
Dr. Keith Garbutt
Dean, Honors College
101 Old Central
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-6799
Dr. Garbutt received both his B.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D. in Botany from University of Wales, United Kingdom. He became Dean of the Honors College at Oklahoma State University in 2014.
Sheila Grant Johnson
Sheila Grant Johnson
Dean of Libraries
219 Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-6321
B.A., History, Baylor University; MS, Library Science, University of Texas, Austin. Johnson has served as head of circulation, head of the biological sciences reference division, and assistant university librarian for reference, instruction and collections. She has been dean of libraries since June 2004.
Dr. Chris Ross
Dr. Chris Ross
Interim Dean, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
205 McElroy Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-6651
Ross earned his bachelor’s degree, DVM degree and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Ross comes to OSU from Kansas State University where he was on faculty. He began his career at OSU in 2007 as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He has served as Interim Dean since May 2016.
Dr. Paul Tikalsky
Dr. Paul Tikalsky
Dean, College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology
201 Advanced Technology Research Center
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-5140
Tikalsky received his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Tikalsky was named Dean in 2012.
Dr. Sheryl Tucker
Dr. Sheryl Tucker
Associate Provost of Graduate Education and Dean, Graduate College
202 Whitehurst
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-6368
Tucker holds degrees from Kent State University, University of North Texas and completed her postdoctoral work at Duke University. Tucker has been serving as the Program Director for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program with the National Science Foundation in Washington D.C. Dr. Tucker assumed her current position in August 2011.
Dr. Stephan M. Wilson
Dr. Stephan M. Wilson
Dean, College of Human Sciences
106 Human Sciences
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-5053
Artium Baccalaurei, Double majors: biology and philosophy, Wabash College Master of Science, Child and Family Studies, The University of Tennessee. Ph.D., Human Ecology, Family Relations and Human Development; Collateral Area: Cultural Anthropology, The University of Tennessee. Dean Wilson has served since January 2008.