September 2015

Q&A - September 27, 2015

A big challenge with commuter students is lack of campus engagement—how do you get these students involved in extracurricular activities? Most commuter students are only seen on campus briefly between the parking lot and their classrooms.

They spend very little time taking advantage of valuable campus resources or services. Being an engaged college student is more than just attending classes and taking tests; it is about getting involved in student life activities, clubs, sports, and special events.

Q&A - September 20, 2015

A growing number of employers are seeking to fill “middle-skill” job vacancies. These are jobs that require education and technical training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s degree, and this category currently represents the area of highest demand in the U.S. workforce.

Q&A - September 13, 2015

Coming Soon!

A college campus can be the source of great pride within a community. It can stimulate commerce and foster greater recognition for the community as a whole. It can be a favorite gathering place for meetings and public events or a popular site visited by tourists. I am pleased to announce that OSUIT in Okmulgee will soon be the home of a spectacular work of art that I believe will become quite an attraction for the community. Allow me to explain as I respond to this week’s question:

Q&A - September 6, 2015

Over the course of my career, I have worked at six different colleges in five different states, but I don’t believe I have ever worked at any college campus with such an identity crisis as OSUIT.

People have heard about OSUIT, but they really don’t know much about it, and more often than not, they use the wrong name when referring to OSUIT.

Q&A - August 30, 2015

They say “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” So at OSUIT, we are trying to improve how things look when you approach campus. For starters, we have worked with the State Highway Department to erect new highway signs that reflect the correct name of our institution.

Q&A - August 23, 2015

Whenever you hear someone describe OSUIT, it is difficult for them to do without using the word “unique.” We actually take this as a compliment because at OSUIT, we are proud of our reputation as a trend-setting institution of higher education.