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.