Thursday, March 04, 2010
Regents Approve Barnett to lead OSU in Tulsa
TULSA (March 4, 2010) - The Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents today approved Howard Barnett as president of all the university’s operations in Tulsa. The change is effective tomorrow.
Barnett, who currently serves as president of OSU-Tulsa, will now also serve as president of the OSU Center for Health Sciences. The consolidated leadership position is designed to strengthen academic and medical operations in Tulsa and to serve the community more efficiently.
OSU will undergo a national search for an individual to serve as both dean of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and provost of the Center for Health Sciences. Stanley Grogg, D.O., who is serving as interim head of the Center for Health Sciences, will remain in that role during the search.
Barnett, a lifelong Tulsa attorney and businessman, was the chief negotiator for the OSU Medical Center Trust in its acquisition of the OSU Medical Center, giving him a strong appreciation and understanding of the vital work done by the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.