Oklahoma State University recently named Dr. Jeanette Mendez as provost and senior
vice president following a nationwide search. Mendez has served as a member of President
Shrum’s senior leadership team, co-chair of the strategy steering committee, co-chair
of OSU’s Pandemic Response Team as well as co-chair of the campus-wide Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force.
During her time at OSU, she also has led initiatives to increase collaborative research
opportunities across academic colleges and campuses, increased online degree offerings
and enrollment as well as led efforts to examine and provide recommendations for possible
reforms to general education at OSU.