State of Orange: OSU celebrates inauguration of Dr. Kayse Shrum
The inauguration ceremony, which was delayed a year due to pandemic precautions, included speeches from Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Sen. James Lankford, Rep. Frank Lucas and Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby. On July 1, 2021, Dr. Shrum made history, becoming the first woman to lead a Tier 1 research institution in the state and in August, she was formally installed.