Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs takes responsibility for assuring the integrity of the academic programs, degrees and services of OSU Institute of Technology.

Academic Affairs takes the lead on all academic issues, including accreditation, assessment, service learning, and works closely with all stakeholders.

Contact OSU Institute of Technology Office of Academic Affairs by calling 918-293-5260 or emailing viki.little@okstate.edu.

Mailing address:
OSUIT Academic Affairs
1801 E. 4th Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447


Dr. Scott Newman, Vice President of Academic Affairs

During his postsecondary career, Newman has held faculty, mid- and senior-level leadership positions. From 2001 to 2013 he served as founding Dean of the School of Information Technologies at the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Institute of Technology. He currently serves as the University’s Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Newman holds master’s degrees and a doctorate from The University of Oklahoma, the University of Oxford and OSU, respectively. He is a Peer Reviewer for The Higher Learning Commission, and a former Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Fellow and American Council on Education Fellow. Newman has been honored for his contributions to and through higher education—including identification as one of the nation’s top technology leaders by Computerworld, and selection to receive the American Association of University Administrators' McInnis/Ryan Award for Mid-Career Higher Education Leadership.

Newman’s diverse scholarly interests include postsecondary innovation and leadership. Recent publications include articles in Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and a higher education leadership textbook.