January 2016

Q&A - January 29, 2016

I know there has not been much physical evidence of renovations occurring on the downtown properties purchased by OSUIT last spring, but let me assure you, a great deal of work has taken place behind the scenes. These are grand buildings, and giving them the respect they are due requires much planning and forethought.

Q: What are the latest developments with the OSUIT downtown student housing project?

Q&A - January 22, 2016

Before coming to OSUIT, I spent twenty-six years working at comprehensive public community colleges in different parts of the country. I really thought I had seen everything related to career and technical education, but nothing prepared me for what I found when I arrived at OSUIT. This institution is like a community college on steroids. Let me explain what I mean by that statement, as I respond to the following question:

Q&A - January 15, 2016

Every day, the future gets just a little closer. That is why OSUIT continues to make and implement long-range plans. We are continually making improvements and enhancements for students who will attend here decades from now.

Q&A - January 8, 2016

One of the most pervasive problems facing rural communities and small cities across the country is that of a declining population. A devastating void is always created when residents move away from a community in large numbers.

Q&A - January 1, 2016

When my wife and I moved to Oklahoma just over four years ago, before we purchased our house in Okmulgee, we had at least three very well-intentioned locals who tried to advise us not to buy property in Okmulgee. We were surprised by how many people would “talk down” their own town.

Q&A - December 27, 2015

The holiday season always provides us with an opportunity to reflect on those things that are truly important to us in life—things like faith, family, and friends. We often express our gratitude for the houses we live in and food we eat, for the friendships we cherish and families we love.