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57 Questions with OU-Tulsa Interim President Jim Sluss

57 Questions with OU-Tulsa Interim President Jim Sluss

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James J. Sluss Jr. took the helm as the interim president of OU-Tulsa on Aug. 2, following in the footsteps of outgoing OU-Tulsa President John H. Schumann.

Get to know more about Sluss as he answers 57 rapid-fire questions about his background, family, work experiences and hobbies.

More About President Sluss

Most recently, Sluss served as the associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the OU-Tulsa Graduate College, where he was responsible for working with the Norman associate deans on the OU-Tulsa campus in budgeting, forecasting, program planning and growth and faculty affairs.

“Jim Sluss is the ideal person to lead OU-Tulsa throughout this important transition,” said OU President Joseph Harroz, Jr. “His familiarity with the campus, its history, and his long-served tenure at the university will serve us well as we formalize a distinct strategic plan for OU-Tulsa.”

Prior to assuming administrative duties on the OU-Tulsa campus, he was the director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, leading the school through a period of historic growth. He has also held the role of senior associate dean for the Gallogly College of Engineering where he led research administration, faculty development and graduate education.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to lead OU-Tulsa as we begin this new chapter,” said Sluss. “Since 1957, OU has been in the Tulsa community and I will work hard to ensure we continue to grow and increase opportunities for students to achieve their educational goals, faculty to teach and conduct impactful research and for all of us to continue to serve our community.”

Sluss earned his bachelor of science in physics from Marshall University, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia.

By Bonnie Rucker

Article Published:  Wednesday, August 11, 2021