Dr. Tim Faltyn who served as Panhandle State’s 15th President for five years. As the fourth generation of a ranching family and first-generation college graduate, Dr. Faltyn has received degrees from Central New Mexico, the University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and post-doctoral training at Harvard University.
During his time as President, Dr. Faltyn helped OPSU achieve record-setting community support and external funding. While he counts his time on campus teaching American Government in the classroom among his favorite moments, he is recognized for being instrumental in helping position Panhandle State in the top 10 of multiple national rankings, most notably the U.S. News and World Report, Top 5 Public Colleges in the Western Region. Faltyn is a Carnegie US Professor of the Year Award winner and was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society Hall of Fame. Dr. Faltyn and his wife, Dr. Kelly Faltyn, have two sons, Max and Rex. When they are not busy working, you can find the family saddling up to ride horses or enjoying the outdoors.