DURANT, Okla. The search for a new president at Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues to progress.
The Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) regents will interview candidates for the position this Saturday (March 31) in Oklahoma City. Sometime after those interviews, the regents will determine which candidates will be invited to the SOSU campus, most likely in April, to meet with faculty and staff members, according to Sheridan McCaffree, executive director of RUSO. Prior to the campus visits, the names of the finalists will be released to the public.
A 22-member SOSU Presidential Search Advisory Committee, comprised of RUSO regents, SOSU administrators, faculty and staff, and community members, was appointed in January to advise the regents during the initial phase of the search process. As part of this process, public meetings were held on campus Jan. 23 for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community and friends to offer input and advice.
Dr. Glen D. Johnson, who served as Southeastern president for the past 9 1/2 years, assumed his new duties as the Chancellor of the Oklahoma State System for Higher Education on January 17. Dr. Jesse Snowden is currently serving as Interim President at Southeastern.
The nine-member RUSO board governs the following regional institutions: Southeastern Oklahoma State University, East Central University, Northeastern State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and the University of Central Oklahoma.