The University of Oklahoma will receive an extraordinary estate gift from longtime supporters David and Judi Proctor that will ensure OU’s excellence continues to be affordable, attainable and accessible for students from all backgrounds. The Proctors’ gift includes a $7 million irrevocable contribution to the Department of Mathematics in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences. In appreciation of this gift and its potential to transform STEM education university-wide, the OU Board of Regents has approved the naming of the department to the David and Judi Proctor Department of Mathematics.
The Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma has announced the formation of the School of Biological Sciences. By reorganizing the college’s current life sciences units, the school will accelerate faculty research and graduate training, and better serve undergraduate students by creating a set of unified, modernized degree programs. This new structure will position the biological sciences to help drive OU’s strategy of becoming a top-tier public research university.
The University of Oklahoma Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences embarked on a strategic planning process over a year ago. Based on the initial input we received from a broad range of stakeholders in our college community, we drew from your ideas to draft a plan that represents a set of pathways to excellence for our college. We are now excited to be at a stage in the process to share this draft with you for review. Completed in May 2022, our plan is available now on our college website.
Humanities, Natural Sciences,
Social Sciences, Professional Programs
of OU full-time
are in the
Dodge Family College
More than 10,000 students
are in the college:
2,000 Graduate Students
When I came to a conference at OU, I was shown the promise of not just a family, but a home here in Norman. Coming from a place where my parents have a total of 13 siblings, I know what it means to come from a big family, and that is exactly what this college is. I know that when I reflect on my OU experience years from now, I will always have immense gratitude for the privilege of having such impactful opportunities these last four years.
– Devin Brown, Senior, Planned Programs