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The functions of the state’s public liberal arts university include (1) both lower-division and upper-division undergraduate study in several fields leading to the bachelor’s degree; (2) a limited number of programs leading toward the first-professional degree when appropriate to an institution’s strengths and the needs of the state; (3) graduate study below the doctor’s level, primarily in teacher education but moving toward limited comprehensiveness in fields related to Oklahoma’s manpower needs; (4) extension and public service responsibilities in the geographic regions in which they are located; (5) responsibility for institutional and applied research in those areas related closely to their program assignments; and (6) responsibility for regional programs of economic development.

President Kayla Hale

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
1727 W. Alabama
Chickasha, OK 73018-5322
405.574.1395 (fax)


B.A., Pittsburg State University (Kansas)
M.S., Friends University (Kansas)
Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, University of Oklahoma

Previous Positions

Vice President of University Advancement and Alumni Engagement, The University of Tulsa, 1998-2023
Vice President for University Development, OU-Tulsa
Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Rogers State University
Director of Public Relations and Publications, Friends University

Date Assumed Presidency

August 2023