SWOSU presidential search screening committee holds initial meeting
Updated: Jan 8
All 22 members of the screening committee that is assisting in the search for a new president of Southwestern Oklahoma State University attended the group’s first meeting held Nov. 19 on the Weatherford campus.
The Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) Regents are leading the effort. Regent Jane McDermott and RUSO Executive Director Sheridan McCaffree directed the first meeting.
Higher Education Leadership Search Consultants (HELS) is assisting in the search for SWOSU’s next president, who will replace current President Randy Beutler, who announced his retirement effective June 30, 2021.
Applications are being accepted through Dec. 6. Dr. Alan Medders of HELS said the company is receiving numerous inquiries about the position from around the United States.
The position profile is located at: https://www.highereducationleadershipsearch.com/searches
The next screening committee meeting is scheduled for Dec. 10 to review resumes and make candidate recommendations to the RUSO board.
Members of the SWOSU Presidential Search Screening Committee as appointed by the RUSO Regents are:
Amy Anne Ford
Other Committee Members
Greg Adams, Owner of Salisbury Pharmacy in Clinton & Alumnus
Brian Adler, SWOSU Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing
Cophie Anderson, SWOSU Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Dr. Lisa Appeddu, SWOSU Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Brad Berrong, Berrong Insurance and Alumnus
Jaycie Brown, SWOSU Student & Former Student Government Association President
Mike Brown, Mayor of Weatherford and Alumnus
Dr. Jerry Dunn, SWOSU Associate Professor of Economics
Bryan Evans, Evans & Davis Attorneys in Edmond and Alumnus
Diane Fitzsimmons, SWOSU Staff Council President
Kim Ingram, Kelley Jewelers and Weatherford Public School Board Member
Dr. Henrietta Mann, Former President of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal College and Alumnus
Brent Meador, Vice President of 1st National Bank of Elk City and Alumnus
Debbie Shepherd, State Farm Insurance and Alumnus
Dr. Jason Simeroth, Superintendent of Yukon Public Schools
Bill Swartwood, Dean of the SWOSU-Sayre Campus
Dr. Karen Sweeney, SWOSU Assistant Professor in the Department of Business & Computer Science and Faculty Senate President
Harold Wright, Owner of Wright Radio
By SWOSU Public Relations