SOSU president leaving for job at OU

Published: Sep. 6, 2019 at 2:16 PM CDT
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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.