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Vanderslice named vice provost of system academic affairs and OSU-OKC interim provost

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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Dr. Ronna Vanderslice

Dr. Ronna Vanderslice was named vice provost of academic affairs of the OSU System and OSU-Oklahoma City interim provost during the Oklahoma State University A&M Board of Regents meeting Friday in Tulsa. 

Vanderslice will transition to her new position Jan. 2, 2024, where she will actively collaborate with OSU-OKC and OSU-Stillwater leadership members to oversee the creation, implementation and fulfillment of OSU-OKC’s academic priorities. 

She will also oversee the recruitment, retention, engagement and development of diverse, excellence-driven academic personnel, and work closely with leadership, faculty, staff and others in the creation, delivery and continuous improvement of high-quality academic programs and services. 

“Dr. Vanderslice’s extensive experience at Cameron University has equipped her with the necessary skills and expertise to continue elevating the academic mission at OSU-OKC as well as continue the advancement of strategic priority areas for our division,” said Dr. Jeanette Mendez, OSU provost and senior vice president. “I know she will have a positive impact on student success in this role.”

Vanderslice comes to OSU from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, where she served as vice president for academic affairs (2013-23) and dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences (2007-13). Previously, she also served as project director for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. 

Her first position in higher education was at her undergraduate alma mater — Southwestern Oklahoma State University — where she remained for 13 years, six of which were as department chair. 

Vanderslice obtained her doctorate in educational leadership and a master’s degree in reading education from Texas Tech University. She also earned a master’s degree in school counseling from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SWOSU.

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