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Procedure for Candidacy

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply before or by Jan. 8, 2022, will be given first consideration. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest. You can apply online using this link.

Nomination letters should include the name, position, and contact information of the nominee and should be submitted to jasnicar@summitsearchsolutions.com.

The University

The University

Established in 1904, Oklahoma City University (OCU) is a coeducational, urban private university that occupies 104 park-like acres in the heart of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with The United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in liberal arts, performing arts, health sciences, and business, with more than 70 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate degrees, as well as a J.D. degree through the Oklahoma City University School of Law. OCU enrolls more than 1,700 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students from 46 states and 43 countries.

Schools and Colleges

College of Health Professions

  • Kramer School of Nursing
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

Margaret E. Petree College of Performing Arts

  • Ann Lacy School of American Dance
    and Entertainment
  • School of Theatre
  • Wanda L. Bass School of Music

Petree College of Arts & Sciences

  • School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Wimberly School of Religion

Meinders School of Business

School of Law

Studying abroad is an integral part of the University’s initiative on global learning and leadership education. The university offers numerous semester-long study abroad opportunities in 14 countries, including Austria, Germany, Japan, Morocco, Spain, and the United Kingdom. In addition, the university offers faculty-led programs abroad, ranging from ten days to six weeks. Such faculty-led programs for 2019 included the art of chamber music in Madrid, Spain; British media in London; LGBTQ advocacy and leadership in Greece; and Spanish language and literature in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Oklahoma City University has national performing arts programs. The Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment was named the #1 Bachelor of Fine Arts dance program in the United States for the 2017-2018 academic year by Onstage, a national media outlet covering performing arts. The School of Theatre alumni have been cast in several Broadway productions and been engaged in many national tours. Notable alumni of the Wanda Bass School of Music include Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara, both of whom are accomplished actresses and singers, have starred in numerous Broadway shows, and have received numerous Tony Awards and nominations.

The Oklahoma City University School of Law is one of the longest-existing programs of legal education offered in the state. The program enrolled 462 students in the fall of 2019. The law school is home to the Oklahoma Innocence Project, which works to exonerate the wrongfully convicted; the Murrah Homeland Security Law and Policy Center, which works to protect against acts of terrorism; and the American Indian Law and Sovereignty Center, which works to provide legal training for future lawyers who plan to serve Oklahoma’s many tribal communities. The university”s law school graduates who were first-time takers of the Oklahoma bar exam in 2019, 2020, and 2021 achieved average pass rates of 77%, 92%, and 82% respectively.

The Petree College of Arts and Sciences traces its origins to the founding of the university. The college underwent extensive reorganization in 2009, including reuniting with the Wimberly School of Religion, and the creation of the School of Adult and Continuing Education, the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Visual Arts.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business placing it in the top 4.5% internationally, the Meinders School of Business is committed to providing quality business education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Theoretical foundations are balanced by practical applications and real-world experiential learning opportunities.

The College of Health Professions was formed in 2021 to include the Kramer School of Nursing, Physician Assistant Program and Physical Therapy Program, and any additional health care programs established in the future. The move to create the new college will allow OCU”s health programs to share educational resources and enhance interprofessional development for undergraduate and advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and physical therapists

The City

Oklahoma City University is located in the historic and vibrant uptown 23rd District in the heart of Oklahoma City, a unique, thriving, friendly city with a low cost of living and lots of sunshine. Oklahoma City was officially founded in 1898, and today it has a population of more than 580,000 in the city proper and a 10-county population of more than 1.3 million people. Public and private partnerships during the last 10 years have dramatically transformed the face of the city, staking a claim for the future as a preeminent American city. With the development of Bricktown, the arrival of a professional basketball team – the Oklahoma City Thunder – and extensive downtown renovation, the city has a fresh metro-urban texture. Headquarters to many national companies, OKC has been ranked the best place to start a business by WalletHub and CNNMoney. Oklahoma City offers all amenities found in a modern metropolitan community including a vibrant arts community, quality health care, excellence in education, great food options, and many recreational activities. It is a distinctly livable city where you can live comfortably without high energy costs, energy shortages, smog, or traffic congestion. The cost of living is low compared to similar cities in other locations. The weather offers four distinct seasons with the annual average temperature of 60 degrees. Oklahoma City is a family-friendly city with walking, running, biking, and skating trails; three large lakes; world-class canoeing and kayaking, and several farmers markets that offer fresh, locally grown produce. With one of the nation’s leading heart transplant teams, one of the country’s most complete medical research centers, and one of the medical profession’s most respected eye institutes, Oklahoma City is positioned to provide excellent care for everyone.