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Letter From the President: January Executive Selections

Jan. 7, 2019

Letter from the President: January Executive Selections

I am pleased to announce that we continue to make progress filling open executive positions and that I will be presenting several individuals to the Board of Regents for approval at the January Regents meeting. 


James Gallogly


The University of Oklahoma


Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Reports to:       James L. Gallogly, President

Candidate:       Dr. Jacquelyn Wolf (external candidate)

Start Date:       Jan. 7, 2019


Candidate Summary:

Dr. Wolf has more than 35 years of experience in a broad array of human resources specialties and in overseeing human resources functions that supported complex and geographically dispersed operations.  Most recently, Dr. Wolf has been an independent executive human resources consultant working for the University of Oklahoma.  Prior to that, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Anthem Healthcare.  She also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics and refining companies in the world. Dr. Wolf also served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Celanese Corporation and as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Comerica. Prior to these roles, she served in progressively more responsible human resources positions at General Motors, Honeywell International, and General Electric.

Dr. Wolf received her Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational communications from Youngstown State University, a Master of Science, Business Management & Administration from Baker University, a Master of Arts in Human & Organizational Systems, and a Doctorate in Philosophy - Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University.



Vice President, Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Reports to:       James L. Gallogly, President

Candidate:       Dr. David Surratt (external candidate)

Start Date:       Feb. 11, 2019


Candidate Summary:

Dr. Surratt has 17 years of higher education experience with several colleges and institutions including the University of Oklahoma, Pennsylvania State University, St. Peter’s University, Rosemont College, and the University of California – Berkeley.  He is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor & Associate Dean of Students at the University of California - Berkeley and has served in various leadership roles there since 2013 including interim Dean of Students and interim Associate Vice Chancellor.  In his current role, he is responsible for a broad array of student affairs programs including residential life, LEAD Center (e.g. Greek Life, Student Organization Advising, and Student Leadership Programs), Recreational Sports, New Student Services, and the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC). Prior to this role, he was the interim Associate Vice Chancellor at UC Berkeley where he managed housing, events and facilities, campus dining, Cal 1 Card Office, and the early childhood education program.  He also held positions as dean of students, chief housing officer, and other student affairs roles at the previously mentioned colleges and institutions. 


Dr. Surratt has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, and a Masters of Arts in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and a Doctorate of Education from George Washington University.