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Presidential Search

The Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of president of Northeastern State University. 

The deadline to apply is

March 31, 2023. 

About the Position

As Northeastern State University's chief executive officer, the president provides strategic leadership, guiding the overall operations and administration of the university. This role reports to the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents and performs all duties required by law, including policies, rules, regulations, and directives from the Board of Regents. 

Click the button below to download a complete list of responsibilities, requirements and qualifications.

About the Hiring Process

Applications will be considered through March 31, 2023 by members of the NSU Presidential Search Committee. Committee members are appointed by the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents and include:


  • Regent Van Denhende, Chair 

  • Regent Ford 

  • Regent Parker 


NSU Faculty: 

  • Dr. Nathan Green  

  • Dr. Alissa Proctor  


NSU Administrators: 

  • Christy Landsaw  

  • Dr. Carla Swearingen  


NSU Staff: 

  • Sara Barnett Nsakashalo  

  • Dr. Michael Jones  

  • Sydney Nichols- Rice   

  • Lorance Washington Jr  


NSU Student: 

  • Chelbie Turtle  


Community Leaders/ NSU Alumni: 

  • Corey Bunch  

  • Sue Catron  

  • Susan Chaplan Plumb  

  • Jennifer Conway  

  • John Griffin  

  • Rob Headley  

  • Chrissi Nimmo  

  • Andrea Tucker  

  • Greg Wadley  

About NSU

Founded in 1909 on the rich educational heritage of the Cherokee Nation, Northeastern State University is the fourth-largest public and also oldest institution of higher education in Oklahoma. As part of the Regional University System of Oklahoma, NSU proudly offers a variety of degrees, top-notch programs and overall quality education, including:

  • Student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1

  • Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for the number of American Indians enrolled as full-time undergraduate students

  • 60 undergraduate programs

  • 26 graduate programs

  • 90+ student organizations 

Learn more at

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About the Community

Northeastern State University is located in Tahlequah, OK, which was named one of the Top 100 Best Small Towns in America. Our community provides nearly 17,000 residents a great overall quality of life, unsurpassed natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.


Learn more at

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