DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - Southeastern Oklahoma State University president Sean Burrage announced Friday he is leaving to accept a position at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
Burrage will serve as Vice President for Executive Affairs at OU, pending board of regents approval.
"“This was a very difficult decision, as the past five years at Southeastern have been the most professionally gratifying years of my life," Burrage said in a statement. "At the same time, I felt like this (OU position) was a professional career opportunity that I could not afford to pass up."
In his five year tenure as president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the university reached record enrollment figures and doubled annual giving.
Burrage is a two-term Oklahoma state senator, member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and a two-time alumnus of OU, having earned a juris doctorate and bachelor of arts degree in accounting.