Two Finalists Named For OSU-Tulsa Presidency

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 3:09 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A Tulsa business executive and University of Kansas vice chancellor have been named as finalists in the search for the new president at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. 

Howard Barnett is the managing director of TSF Capital in Tulsa and Robert Clark is vice chancellor and dean of the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas.  

A search committee chose the finalists from a pool of more than 80 applicants from across the nation, according to Larry Mocha, OSU-Tulsa Trustee and chair of the search committee.

Both candidates will visit OSU-Tulsa on August 18 and OSU-Stillwater on August 19 to meet with students, faculty, staff and community members.  

"The exceptional caliber of our two finalists speaks to the overall quality of our entire pool of candidates," Mocha said. "Both are both highly experienced leaders and we're excited to introduce two outstanding candidates for consideration." 

The seven-member presidential search committee members began their search process in May.

Following campus visits, OSU President Burns Hargis will make a recommendation to the OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees and then to the OSU/A&M Board for final approval.