Help wanted: OU president's job advertised
The University of Oklahoma is advertising a job opening for the university’s next president. The person to succeed OU President David Boren when he steps down June 30 must be “a dynamic, articulate and strategic leader,” according to the ad. “Diverse candidates of color, gender and various backgrounds are encouraged to apply.” Here’s a look at what the job entails.
The president is the chief executive officer of the institution and reports directly to the OU Board of Regents. Seated are Chairman Clay Bennett, left, and Vice Chairman Kirk Humphreys. Back row from left are Renzi Stone, Phil Albert, Leslie J. Rainbolt-Forbes, M.D., Bill Burgess Jr., Frank Keating and Chris Purcell, vice president for university governance. [Photo by Travis Caperton] |
The University of Oklahoma is a comprehensive research university with a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, fine arts, law, medicine and more.
The 3,500-acre main campus in Norman houses 15 colleges and the Oklahoma Geological Survey. Seven medical and health-related colleges are on the OU Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City. OU-Tulsa’s Schusterman Center house programs from both campuses.
Student enrollment totals approximately 32,000 with faculty numbering about 2,900. The annual budget is $2 billion.
“I don’t think anything can exceed the sense of satisfaction that comes from investing your life in the next generation.” – David Boren, OU president, 1994-present