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OPSU President, Dr. Julie Dinger
OPSU President, Dr. Julie Dinger

I am honored to be the 16th President of Oklahoma Panhandle State University, and I believe that together we will continue to provide exceptional student experiences and bring value to each other and all those we serve.

I may be the university’s first female and first Native American president, but I’m stepping into a legacy of over 110 years of excellence in higher education at OPSU. As a campus community, our university mission of Progress through Knowledge remains our central driving force.

To continue our brand of excellence into the next 110 years, we will be skillful stewards of our resources and aspire to be the model of a sustainable rural university in the 21st century. This is an exciting time at Panhandle State, and there is an energy and excitement on campus as we celebrate being nationally recognized while reaching new heights.

This year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Oklahoma Panhandle State University third in the West for value and affordability of our undergraduate programs. We offer small class sizes and experiential learning opportunities for students across our more than 35 degree programs and certificates across our four academic colleges, and we host over 60 student organizations, teams, and clubs for student engagement.

Together with our first-class faculty, dedicated staff, bright students, and supportive community, we usher in a new era of renewed excellence. When it comes down to it, what matters most are our people. In this new chapter, we will focus on making our values of integrity and inclusion front and center in our process. Doing so will ensure that we always welcome, value, and respect one another.

We are Panhandle! Julie Dinger, Ph.D. - President