SWOSU presidential search committee has initial meeting


All 22 members of the screening committee assisting in the search for a new president of Southwestern Oklahoma State University attended the group’s first meeting Thursday on the Weatherford campus.

The Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) Regents are leading the effort. Regent Jane McDermott and RUSO Executive Director Sheridan McCaffree directed the first meeting.

Higher Education Leadership Search Consultants (HELS) is assisting in the search for SWOSU’s next president, who will replace current President Randy Beutler, who announced his retirement effective June 30, 2021.

Applications are being accepted through December 6. Dr. Alan Medders of HELS said the company is receiving numerous inquiries about the position from around the United States.

The position profile is located at www.highereducationleadershipsearch.com/searches

The next screening committee meeting is December 10 to review resumes and make candidate recommendations to the RUSO board.