OKLAHOMA’S LAND-GRANT INSTITUTIONS: Oklahoma State University, Langston University, College of the Muscogee Nation

Oklahoma’s 1862 Land-Grant Institution: Oklahoma State University

https://go.okstate.edu @okstate

Founded in 1890 as the Oklahoma Territorial Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College. Upon statehood in 1907, “Territorial” was dropped from its title. In 1957, the school changed its name to Oklahoma State University of Agricultural and Applied Sciences.  In 1980, “Agricultural & Applied Sciences” was formally dropped, and the Oklahoma State University System was created. The Stillwater campus was designated as the flagship institution alongside branches including OSU-Institute of Technology in Okmulgee , OSU-Oklahoma City,  OSU-Tulsa (1984), and the Center for Health Sciences (also in Tulsa).

President: V. Burns Hargis became the president of Oklahoma State University in 2008. The land-grant background of President Hargis includes his having received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oklahoma State. @burnshargis

 

 

Oklahoma’s 1890 Land-Grant Institution: Langston University

 http://www.langston.edu  @LangstonU

Founded in 1897 as the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University. In 1941, the school was renamed Langston University in honor of civil rights pioneer John Mercer Langston.

President: Kent J. Smith, Jr. became the president of Langston University in 2012. President Smith’s land-grant credentials include his having been the dean of students at the land-grant institution Auburn University, the assistant director of black student services at the land-grant institution Colorado State University (where he also received his doctorate in education and human resources studies), and both a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in education administration and supervision from the land-grant institution Southern University and A&M College. @LUPrez16

 

 

Oklahoma’s 1994 Land-Grant Institution: College of the Muscogee Nation

 https://cmn.edu

Established in 2004 by an act of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council. In 2009, Muscogee (Creek) citizens voted in support of the College of the Muscogee Nation becoming a constitutional college. The college is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and was designated as a 1994 Land-Grant institution in the 2014 Farm Bill.

President: The president of the College of the Muscogee Nation is Robert Bible.

 

 

 

 

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