OSU announces Dr. Kayse Shrum as next president

STILLWATER, Okla. (KFOR) – The Oklahoma State College A&M Board of Regents introduced Friday that it has chosen Dr. Kayse Shrum because the nineteenth president of OSU.

Dr. Shrum would be the first girl to steer a public analysis establishment within the state of Oklahoma. She is the present president of the OSU Heart for Well being Sciences in Tulsa.

The Board of Regents will advocate Dr. Shrum for approval as the following OSU president at its often scheduled assembly in Stillwater on April 23.

Board of Regents chair Rick Davis stated the next:

“Dr. Shrum is well-known and revered by the Regents and our college group. Her management has remodeled our medical faculty in Tulsa, and her efforts have taken us to new heights we may solely think about a number of years in the past. The institution of the Nationwide Heart for Wellness and Restoration is considered one of a number of milestone achievements. The middle, which has introduced nationwide acclaim to OSU, has change into the nationwide point of interest for breakthrough analysis to handle the opioid disaster. What’s most spectacular to me for all of the notable achievements is her dedication to college students and their success. College students matter to her. Dr. Shrum is an efficient chief, modern thinker and her collaborative type, along with her nice love for OSU, means the momentum we now have achieved with President Hargis will proceed unabated. I’m enthusiastic about the way forward for OSU, the system and the state of Oklahoma.”

Dr. Shrum shared the next remarks about her appointment:

“I’m humbled and honored by this announcement. I’m additionally thrilled as a result of outdoors of my pricey household, OSU has a particular place in my coronary heart. Main the OSU Heart for Well being Sciences and serving to college students, college and workers come collectively to create one thing actually impactful to our state has been immensely rewarding for me. To steer our vibrant college and the system, which is so very important to our state on many ranges, would be the biggest problem and honor of my skilled profession. I’m wanting ahead to this chance with excessive anticipation.”

Dr. Shrum has served on Governor Kevin Stitt’s cupboard as Oklahoma’s first Secretary of Science and Innovation since March 2019.

Dr. Shrum will succeed retiring OSU president Burns Hargis on July 1.

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