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Provost and Senior Vice President Search Complete

Advancing OSU’s academic excellence and research opportunities
Our provost and senior vice president works with our leadership team and campus partners to plan and develop academic programs; foster the academic growth and development of faculty, staff, and students; plan and execute academic policies; and budget and administer academic programs and related activities.
We have completed our nationwide search to identify permanent leadership for the Division of Academic Affairs ahead of the 2022-23 academic year. Dr. Jeanette Mendez has been named OSU’s provost and senior vice president.

Provost Search Committee

The provost and senior vice president selection was guided by input from the OSU community, as well as a diverse, 24-person selection commitee, assisted by the national search firm Buffkin/Baker. 
The search committee included representation from a broad mix of academic and administrative units with which the provosts interacts. Dr. Thomas Coon, vice president, dean and director of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Dr. Johnny Stephens, president of the OSU Center for Health Sciences, interim president of OSU-Tulsa and senior vice president for health affairs, led the search process.
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