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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

OSU Center for Health Sciences announces leadership changes

Students visit with potential employers during the career fair in February.
Barnett (left) and Shrum

In a move designed to strengthen OSU Medical Center for long-term success, Oklahoma State University has appointed Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, as chief executive officer of the OSU Medical Authority (OSUMA), which oversees the downtown Tulsa hospital.

Barnett will remain president of OSU-Tulsa and resign his role as president of OSU Center for Health Sciences to assume the new post. Kayse Shrum, D.O., currently Provost of OSU-CHS and Dean of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, will be named to the additional post of president of OSU-CHS, pending approval of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents. She will now report to OSU President Burns Hargis. Barnett will begin serving as CEO of OSUMA pending approval of the OSUMA's trustees.

The OSU Medical Center is seeking to be transferred to the state to secure a more stable funding base and more appropriately recognize its statewide impact. Barnett, who led negotiations to save the hospital from closing in 2008, will request transfer of the medical center to OSUMA from the Tulsa City Council.

Trennepohl to be inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame

Students visit with potential employers during the career fair in February.

Dr. Gary Trennepohl, founding president of OSU-Tulsa and current ONEOK Chair in Finance, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame by the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Jim Thorpe Museum in Oklahoma City.

Trennepohl served as the first president of OSU-Tulsa from 1999-2009. During his tenure, enrollment increased from 870 students to almost 2,700 students and the OSU-Tulsa Helmerich Research Center was constructed.

Prior to his role as president, Trennepohl served as dean of the Spears School of Business at OSU-Stillwater and held faculty and administrative appointments at Texas A&M University, the University of Missouri-Columbia and Arizona State University.

Trennepohl, who is a Regents Service Professor, teaches finance courses in the OSU Spears School of Business on both the Tulsa and Stillwater campuses. He was honored during the 2006 "A Stately Affair," for his leadership, contributions to education and commitment to OSU and the city of Tulsa.

The Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to recognize and honor individuals for outstanding service to higher education in Oklahoma.

Campus Life hosts voter registration drive to mark Constitution Day

To mark Constitution Day, Campus Life will host a voter registration drive Monday through Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby and Main Hall Commons.

On Tuesday, Campus Life will hand out free pocket Constitutions in the North Hall Lobby and Main Hall Commons. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Sept. 17, is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the Constitution and honors the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to register to vote or update their voter information, including name, address or political party. Campus Life will mail forms to the Tulsa County Election Board free of charge.

For more information, contact J.J. Smith, assistant director of recruitment and student development, at 918-594-8450.

Striking a Balance

Dr. Raman P. SinghOklahoma State University in Tulsa helps students find the right balance between academic, career and family responsibilities. OSU-Tulsa faculty and staff understand the challenges faced by working adults and are committed to ensuring student success both in and out of the classroom. Whether your goal is more opportunities, instant credibility or a secure future, you can get there from here.

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