After an intensive national search that began last fall, Oklahoma State University has landed on a recommendation for dean of its College of Arts and Sciences. Provost Gary Sandefur announced that Dr. Glen S. Krutz’s nomination will go before the OSU/A&M Board of Regents for approval at its April 26 meeting.
Krutz is currently at the University of Oklahoma, where he is senior vice provost in the Office of Academic Affairs as well as a tenured professor of political science. If Krutz’s appointment is approved, he and his wife, Julie, are expected to transition to OSU on or about July 1.
“I am excited to join OSU’s largest college and the intellectual heart of this great American land-grant university,” Krutz said. “Julie and I very much look forward to joining the OSU family and the outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni of CAS.”
Keith Garbutt, dean of OSU’s Honors College, chaired the 19-member Search and Screening Committee. The group of faculty, staff, alumni and students narrowed the pool of candidates through interviews, reference calls and written responses to a slate of questions. Krutz was among the four finalists who made daylong campus visits and attended public forums this winter.
“Dr. Krutz received significant support from the many individuals and groups involved in the interview process,” Sandefur said. “I am confident we succeeded in identifying the individual best suited to lead the College of Arts and Sciences, and I look forward to Dr. Krutz joining the Academic Affairs leadership team.”
Krutz earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication as well as a master’s in public administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. His doctorate in political science is from Texas A&M. He joined OU’s faculty in 2002. His research fields are political institutions, public policy and administration, and research methods.