The Phi Beta Kappa Society at Oklahoma State University, Gamma Chapter, will host Robert Henry, president of Oklahoma City University, for its annual spring lecture on Feb. 21.
Henry will speak at 7 p.m., Feb. 21, at the Assembly Hall of Old Central (3rd Floor), home of the OSU Honors College. The Phi Beta Kappa event celebrates the roles of the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities in the contemporary university.
OSU’s involvement with Phi Beta Kappa began four years ago and places OSU among the elite universities involved in providing well-rounded studies in the liberal arts. As a land-grant university with an original focus on engineering, technology, and agriculture, OSU’s Phi Beta Kappa membership recognizes the growth and diversified programming that characterize a broad-based educational experience.
“President Henry is well-known for his public speaking,” said OSU President Burns Hargis. “He is the perfect person to reflect the values of Phi Beta Kappa due to his numerous achievements as an Oklahoma public figure, jurist, and now president of OCU.”
Born in Shawnee, Henry graduated from the University of Oklahoma with high honors as an undergraduate and from the OU Law School. He has served as Attorney General for Oklahoma and as a judge for the United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit.
He has lectured widely, won numerous awards for his accomplishments and public service, and is well-known as a legal scholar, with numerous publications to his name. Before being named to his present position, Henry served as Dean of the OCU law school.
The event is free and open to the campus and public.