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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

OSU-Tulsa alumnus finds success with MBA degree


Sean Kouplen, chairman and chief executive officer of Regent Bank, attributes much of his career success to his affiliation with Oklahoma State University.

“I am very grateful to OSU,” he said. “It is largely because of the education I received at OSU and the relationships I made during that time that have led to the success I have been fortunate enough to experience.”

A bank president and business owner by age 34, Kouplen earned his bachelor’s degree at OSU-Stillwater and his Master of Business Administration at OSU-Tulsa. He has been named one of Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs by the Journal Record and one of OSU’s Top 50 MBA Graduates of the century.

OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett admires Kouplen for his commitment and dedication to the university.

“His enthusiasm and passion for giving back is powerful and a testament to the academic quality offered at OSU-Tulsa,” he said. “We are proud to have one of our most prestigious graduates represent OSU-Tulsa to the community.” Read more.

OSU-Tulsa surpasses United Way fundraising goal

OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS exceeded their joint goal of raising $60,000 to support the Tulsa Area United Way and its 60 partner agencies. The campuses together raised $61,422.18.

Under the leadership of co-chairs Karen Castle and RD Bell, the OSU-Tulsa United Way Campaign committee scheduled a week of activities to raise money, including a pizza lunch, a breakfast cart and chili cook-off. Faculty and staff also could “flamingo” a co-worker’s office, purchase a Jeans Pass to wear jeans and play a guessing game in the OSU-Tulsa Library.

In addition to Castle and Bell, committee members were Amber Mullins, Angel Ray, Jeremiah Watkins, Tina Barnaby, Troby Thompson, Annette Morey, Jamie Edford, Debbie Butler and Branden Davis.

CFR seminar to focus on sexual health research


Randy Hubach, Ph.D., director of OSU’s Sexual Health Research Lab and assistant professor of applied health and educational psychology, will discuss sexual health at 12:15 p.m. in Main Hall 2205 on Friday, Nov. 20. A light lunch will be available.

He will assess community-academic partnerships as a method to advance the sexual health of diverse communities. Hubach is an active scholar with research interests in rural health, LGBT population health, sexuality-related health disparities and HIV/AIDS.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa and the OSU School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology. For additional information, email Amanda Harrist, Ph.D., professor of human development and family science.

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An Oklahoma State University MBA provided Sean Kouplen with the knowledge and credibility to be successful as a young bank president. OSU-Tulsa offered Sean the ability to earn a high-quality OSU MBA while remaining in Tulsa. That’s the reason he recommends Tulsa-area business professionals pursue an MBA at OSU-Tulsa.

Watch this video to see Sean share how OSU-Tulsa gave him the tools and connections to better his life and advance his career.

Contact the OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services Center at 918-594-8445 or visit the GSSC website for more information on OSU graduate degree options in Tulsa.