Chancellor Allison D. Garrett is the chief executive officer for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. Garrett leads a state system comprised of 25 state colleges and universities, 11 constituent agencies, one university center, and independent colleges and universities coordinated with the state system. She reports to a constitutional board . . .
Many Oklahoma seniors have yet to take an admissions test or apply for college as they begin their final semester in high school.
“I know it has everything to do with the pandemic,” said Christopher Lynch, vice president for enrollment and student success at the University of Central Oklahoma.
COVID-19 put students out of the classroom and parents . . .
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Chancellor Glen Johnson will lead a new, 16-state task force on how to address the challenges facing colleges, universities and their students during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery. The newly launched Higher Education Recovery Task Force will bring together higher education leaders from Southern Regional . . .
Strengthening Oklahoma’s workforce pipeline through the Complete College America degree and certificate completion plan continues to be a top state system priority, according to Chancellor Glen D. Johnson…
Gov. Kevin Stitt and a top legislative leader are indicating that the state is ready to reinvest in its higher education system. Good.
Rep. Kevin Wallace, chairman of the House Appropriations and Budgets Committee, told state regents last week that when the state’s budget for fiscal year 2020 is rolled out, he expects a $28 million increase in funding . . .
Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities will be prohibited from creating “free-speech zones” under a new law.
A bill Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law Monday essentially doubles down on free speech rights already guaranteed to college students under the First Amendment…
After a decade of cuts to higher education funding, all signs from the state Capitol appear that an increase in funding could be on the way, though not as much as state regents had hoped for.
Speaking this week at a meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Rep. Kevin Wallace, who is chairman of the Appropriations and Budgets Committee, . . .
In December 2017, a task force that studied the future of higher education in Oklahoma voted to give the governing boards of seven schools until June 30, 2019, to merge with larger governing boards. As the deadline nears, the number of mergers stands at zero.
This isn’t terribly surprising. These schools have been governed the same way for a long . . .
Members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives exercised their First Amendment rights for 75 minutes Monday afternoon before passing a measure that opposing protagonists argued may or may not encourage free speech on college campuses.
Senate Bill 361, by Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, would prohibit the state’s public colleges and universities . . .
In 11 states, higher-education appropriations have not recovered at all from the worst years of the Great Recession, according to an annual report released on Tuesday by the association of State Higher Education Executive Officers.
Nationally, said the 2018 “State . . .