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Oklahoma City University Names Provost

OKLAHOMACITY  Susan Barber has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma City University, President Robert Henry has announced.

Barber has served as the university’sacting provost since 2010 and is a professor of biology. Barber was associateprovost of Oklahoma City University from 2006 to 2010 and has held severalother academic positions since coming to OCU in 1983.

Henry said Barber will provideoutstanding leadership and stability as Oklahoma City University moves forward.

“I have known Dr. Susan Barber for anumber of years and have always appreciated her skills and professionalism inworking with faculty, staff and trustees,” Henry said. “Her positivecontributions to my cabinet since I have arrived have been significant. Asthe top academic officer at Oklahoma City University, Dr. Barber will provideoutstanding leadership and the stability moving forward that only 29 years ofcontinuous service to this university can offer.  I have the utmostconfidence in Dr. Barber to elevate OCU’s academic prestige to the next level.”

Barber holds a B.S. from Howard PayneUniversity, an M.S. from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. from theUniversity of Oklahoma. She is the assistant editor of the Flora of OklahomaProject and served as president of Oklahoma Academy of Science from 2006-2008.

“I would like to thank the members of thesearch committee for all their hard work and the president for his faith inme,” Barber said. “I look forward to working with the entire Oklahoma CityUniversity community as we move a great university toward an even greaterfuture.”