Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Dear OSU Alumni and Friends,
Congratulations to President Burns Hargis and First Cowgirl Ann Hargis for a decade of leadership at Oklahoma State University. President Hargis’ bold vision of a modern land-grant university has attracted record enrollment with OSU welcoming the largest freshman class in history in 2012. During Hargis’ presidency, the Branding Success campaign surpassed the $1 billion goal. The funds have provided student scholarships, faculty endowments and funding support for needed facilities.
Another sign of Hargis’ leadership is the way the campus has grown with new construction, including the dedication of the new Business Building in April. Read more about this state-of-the-art facility here.
Energy Management is also celebrating a decade on campus. The program, one of the first products of Hargis’ direction, was created to ensure the campus could run efficiently as it maintained quality in lighting, air conditioning/ heating and other energy-related amenities. More than $39 million has been saved on the OSU-Stillwater campus alone since the inception of the program. The opening of the new Central Plant will continue this success. The ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center distinguished itself as being the first facility at OSU to earn the Energy Leadership Award. As a conservation leader on campus, the OSU Alumni Association strives to be good stewards of all our membership dollars and donations.
In their ten years at OSU, President Hargis and the First Cowgirl have created a campus culture of collaboration, innovation, wellness and success. Still, our defining characteristic may very well be our friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Please visit anytime — and when you do, bring along a high school student and inspire a future Cowboy.
Best Wishes to the Class of 2018!