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OSU Board Approves Personnel Actions

Friday, December 7, 2007

(Oklahoma City, OK-December 7, 2007) – The Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents approved several personnel actions during its Dec. 7 meeting at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City.

APPOINTMENTS: Astri Wyadande, assistant professor and assistant director, entomology and plant pathology; Kefyalew G. Desta, assistant professor, plant and soil sciences; Joshua D. Ramsey, assistant professor, chemical engineering.

TITLE CHANGES: Jason F. Kirksey, associate professor and Atkins Chair in political science, assumed responsibilities of the Africana Studies program.

RETIREMENTS: Dale W. Toetz, zoology, June 1, 2008; Rudy I. Greer Jr., business administration, Jan. 2, 2008; James E. Halligan, professor and president emeritus, Nov. 5, 2007.
For OSU-Okmulgee, a change in title was approved for Keith L. Crownover, from instructor to director and instructor, small business occupations.

For OSU-Oklahoma City, the retirement of Ruth J. Strozdas, interpreter training, was accepted for Dec. 31.

For the OSU Center for Health Sciences, an appointment was approved for Jeffrey Chasteen, clinical assistant professor, family medicine. Changes in title were approved for Craig W. Stevens, professor of pharmacology and physiology, with the permanent appointment to department chair. A promotion was approved for Barbara B. Leeper from manager to director, health care administration.    

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