The University of Tulsa Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Dr. Gerard Clancy as president designate.
Clancy is currently TU’s vice president of health affairs and dean of the new Oxley College of Health Sciences. He will assume his duties as the university’s 20th president on Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding President Steadman Upham, who will retire at the end of this calendar year.
Tulsa Tech announced recently that the career and technical training school district is ready to assist students whose career paths have been delayed by the sudden closing of Wright Career College (a private vocational school not affiliated with Oklahoma’s nationally-recognized CareerTech system).
Tulsa-based manufacturer the Carlson Company recently celebrated receiving its quality management certification, 9001:2008. The organization earned the certification with the help of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, Tulsa Tech’s Business and Industry Services, and other local resources. The certification provides the company an opportunity to ensure its quality management standards, see a larger market for their work, and be added to many preferred vendor lists.
The third annual Institute of Technology Alumni Homecoming Reception & Hall of Fame Awards, held Saturday, April 9, was warmly received by former students and current and former OSUIT faculty and staff.
Congressman Jim Bridenstine of Tulsa hosted a Service Academy Day with admissions liaisons from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy West Point, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Oral Roberts University President William M. Wilson announced the creation of a new division to focus exclusively on student success. Starting May 1, Dr. Matt Olsen will lead this new focus at as dean of student success. Dr. Olsen and his team will serve students from the time they enroll at until they graduate and find employment. He will work to see students succeed, increase the retention and graduation rates, and oversee the career services department.
Tulsa Community College President and Leigh B. Goodson, Ph.D. has been selected for the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., announced that Goodson joins the inaugural class of the Aspen Presidential Fellows, a diverse group of 40 extraordinary leaders with the drive and capacity to transform community colleges to achieve higher levels of student success.
Tulsa Tech’s business management/entrepreneurship program teaches students how to create powerful marketing and management plans. Students develop sales presentations and product demonstrations for a competitive marketplace and also have an opportunity to network with many of our community’s local business innovators at facilities such as 36 Degrees North, Tulsa’s newest basecamp for entrepreneurs.
The Will Rogers High School Community Foundation recently announced the Will Rogers High School Hall of Fame Inductees for 2016.
“The Will Rogers High School Hall of Fame is a stellar group of graduates who have achieved fame or extraordinary success in their chosen careers and are a positive influence on tomorrow’s leaders,” says David Rader, chairman of the Hall of Fame committee. “This year the Hall of Fame Ceremonies will be held on Friday, April 1, with an induction presented in the Will Rogers High School Auditorium for the students and guests in the morning, followed by a dinner and celebration that evening at Southern Hills Country Club.”
Eva Campbell, Bree Echevarria, Emily McCool, Griffin Miller, Aidan Randle and Zephan Randle, all of Tulsa, participated in Legacy Weekend 2016 at Oklahoma State University on Feb. 6 and 7.
School budgets may be in crisis mode, but the Owasso community continues to show its support of education. One evidence of that is through the Owasso Education Foundation ().
Each year the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recognizes students who have chosen to study programs based on the student’s interests and abilities, rather than on traditional gender roles, with the aptly named “Breaking Traditions Award.” Nominees for the award contribute by creating more awareness and support for all non-traditional students and programs.
A new private middle school, focused on (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) principles with an emphasis on travel, is coming to Bixby.
In a world of textbooks, Deborah Gist’s life is defined by an appointment book.
Her daily schedule is shrink-wrapped. Tight. Tighter. Tightest.
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology and Republic Airways have announced the establishment of a career pipeline interview program. The purpose of the program is to increase Republic Airways’ access to qualified applicants for pilots and technicians, and to increase employment opportunities for Spartan College graduates.