Keynote Speakers

Regina Foster, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker
Faculty, School of Arts & Sciences


Regina holds a Ph.D. in Professional Science Education and a Master of Science in Science Education from Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She has been a member of the OSUIT family for the past 12 years and served as a science instructor since 2009.
Dr. Foster has been active in the National Science Teachers Association and National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, was a presenter at each organization’s 2015 National Conference, and received NISOD Excellence Awards in 2010 and 2015.  Dr. Foster currently serves as the chair of the Faculty Staff Council and also serves on the Distance Learning Committee, Assessment Committee and the Campus Assessment Committee. 
Off campus, Dr. Foster serves as a Downtown Tulsa tour guide for the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and spends time with her grandsons, Brayden and Brody. 

Lamont Ware

Student Respondent
Associate in Applied Science, Culinary Arts


Lamont Ware, from Ada, is graduating with an Associate in Applied Science from the School of Culinary Arts.
Ware has worked in restaurants for years, but two years ago the now 33-year-old decided it was time for a change and enrolled in OSU Institute of Technology’s School of Culinary Arts.
Ware said he wanted to attend OSUIT because he wanted to gain knowledge and skills to better his future for himself and his two daughters.
“My experience here at OSUIT was great. I enjoyed all my classes, and all my instructors gave me more knowledge than I could have ever imagined,” he said.
School of Culinary Arts Dean Gene Leiterman along with several instructors said Ware is the epitome of the type of student for which the school was founded and that other students automatically look to him as a team leader.
Ware, who completed his internship at Ludgers Catering and now works there, said he’s grateful for the education he received at OSUIT and thankful for the whole experience.