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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 University of Central Oklahoma. 

The deadline to apply is

March 31, 2023.

About the Position

As the University of Central Oklahoma'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 UCO Presidential Search Committee. Committee members are appointed by the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents and include:


  • Regent Winchester, Chair

  • Regent Carpenter

  • Regent Fisher


  UCO Cabinet:

  • Christopher Lynch

  • Charlotte Simmons


  UCO Faculty:

  • April Haulman   

  • Alyssa Provencio

  • Keith Webb        


  UCO Administrators:

  • Gloria Caddell                                 

  • William Radke


  UCO Staff:

  • Dwight Adams   

  • Adri Edwards- Johnson

  • Barry Lofton


  UCO Student:

  • Saul Perez


  Community Leaders/ UCO Alumni:

  • Chris Bruehl       

  • Brian Downs

  • Carlos Evans

  • Anne Holzberlein

  • Peggy Kates       

  • Scot Rigby

  • David Thompson

About UCO

Founded in 1890, the University of Central Oklahoma is one of the oldest public institutions of higher education in Oklahoma and the third-largest university in the state. As part of the Regional University System of Oklahoma, UCO proudly offers a variety of degrees, top-notch programs and overall quality education, including:


  • 499 full-time and 313 part-time faculty

  • 119 undergraduate areas of study

  • 81 graduate programs

  • ranked among the Best Colleges in Regional Universities West by US News and World Report

  • quality, accredited, nationally ranked 100% online degrees at our Connected Campus

Learn more at

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About the Community

Home to approximately 95,000 residents, Edmond offers the perfect blend of small-town comforts and big-city amenities. It is one of the safest cities in the country, with cost of living well below the national average and friendly, welcoming neighbors.


Learn more at

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