Dr. Kent Buchanan took office as the university’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs in December, following an 18-month search for the position.
The provost search committee determined Buchanan was the top candidate for the position based on the survey data collected from students, faculty and staff.
University officials plan to fill the position of provost before the next academic year begins.
Dr. Kent Buchanan is starting the academic year where his predecessor left off. Buchanan became interim provost July 1 after Dr. Susan Barber retired. He has served as assistant provost since 2012. Barber kept Buchanan up-to-date and involved so he knew what was expected of him and what kind of decisions he would be making….
Dr. Kent Buchanan, assistant provost, has been named the interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Buchanan will step into the positions July 1 after current provost Dr. Susan Barber retires June 30, according to an email that was sent out to the campus community May 7. Buchanan has been assistant provost since 2012…
The preliminary recommendations of the prioritization process were released to faculty and staff last week.Students did not receive any of the information or a password to the results.aThe prioritization process has been ongoing since the beginning of the academic year. The process is meant to help university officials see how programs use money and where budgets need to be modified.
Lee Hall, director of first-year experiences and student disability services coordinator, retired Friday, Oct. 31.
President Robert Henry is not leaving OCU, a university official said Oct. 28.
U.S. News and World Report ranked Oklahoma City University among the top schools in the nation. The list, which was released Tuesday, ranked OCU number 24 in the West regional universities category. Last year, OCU ranked number 26. OCU has the highest rank of any Oklahoma school. President Robert Henry said OCU’s ranks high because…