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OSU/A&M Regents approve personnel actions

Friday, January 20, 2023

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Numerous Oklahoma State University personnel actions were approved during the OSU/A&M Board of Regents meeting Friday at OSUIT.

New Appointments

  • Barry Whitworth, research assistant professor, Animal and Food Sciences Andrew Abernathy, assistant professor, Media and Strategic Communications
  • Shane Hoffman, assistant professor of professional practice, Media and Strategic Communications
  • Angela Chesler, assistant professor, Political Science
  • Stephen Graves, assistant professor, Political Science
  • Daniel Alvord, assistant professor, Sociology
  • Alex Diamond, assistant professor, Sociology
  • Nick Heiserman, assistant professor, Sociology
  • Angela Baker, instructor of professional practice, Accounting
  • Richard Kuzmeski, assistant professor of professional practice and assistant director, Marketing and International Business
  • Alex Campbell, assistant professor, Architecture

From the Center for Health Sciences

  • Jazmin Baker, clinical assistant professor, OB/GYN

Changes in Appointment

  • Jay Schweig, appointment as department head, Mathematics
  • John McGuire, appointment to the Welch/Bridgewater Chair in Sports Journalism
  • Thad Leffingwell, transition from department head of Psychology to assistant dean of facilities, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rachel Cox, appointment as Business Ethics Teaching Fellow, Accounting
  • Jennifer Coonce, appointment as Business Ethics Teaching Fellow, Management and Legal Studies


  • Tom Royer, Feb. 5, 2023, Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • Lynn Brandenberger, March 31, 2023, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • Joseph Price, Feb. 10, 2023, Pathology, Center for Health Sciences
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