The University Of Tulsa Names New President

Monday, April 5th 2021, 4:15 pm
By: Amber Cannon

TULSA, Oklahoma -

The University of Tulsa has announced a new president.

The university's Board Of Trustees selected Brad Carson as the next president on Monday, officials said in a release.

The university has been searching for a new president since July, 2020.

“Today, the TU Board of Trustees unanimously selected Brad Carson as TU’s 21st president,” said Dana Weber, board chair. “Brad is an experienced and empowering leader and public servant who has demonstrated his ability to competently lead complex organizations through change. Working alongside our faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees and broader TU community, I have confidence he will build on our strong foundation, bring our new strategic plan to fruition and spearhead a truly bright future for TU, for Tulsa and for our region.”

Carson is from Oklahoma and, along with being a scholar and professor, he "served as the under secretary of the U.S. Army, where he managed the daily operations of the largest military service, and as general counsel of the U.S. Army, where he oversaw the service’s worldwide legal operations," university officials said.

Interim President Janet Levit said she is thrilled to have Carson as the next president of The University of Tulsa.

“I am thrilled that TU will have Brad as its next president,” said Interim President Janet K. Levit. “He is a brilliant leader with deep roots in Tulsa and TU. I am confident that he will bring his wealth of experience – from government, politics, tribal leadership, the private sector and academia – to innovate, to collaborate and to lead TU to greater heights.”

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum offered his congratulations and said he looks forward to working, again, with Carson.