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Messages and Statements

Lead On, University Strategic Plan Refresh overlaying a collage of photos from across campus.

A Message from President Harroz – Embarking on a Strategic Plan Refresh

April 09, 2024

Over the past four years, our journey at the University of Oklahoma has been nothing short of transformative. Our “Lead On, University” Strategic Plan, launched in July 2020, has ignited a spirit of excellence within us. Together, we have achieved milestones that are reshaping our future in ways that will change lives for generations to come.

University of Oklahoma campus.

A Message from President Harroz – Initial Guidance for Governor’s Executive Order 2023-31

February 20, 2024

Many of you have inquired about Governor Stitt’s Executive Order 2023-31. Over the past few weeks, the university has been diligently working to assess the implications of this executive order while actively engaging with the campus community and key stakeholders. Navigating these changes is a complex process that demands careful consideration, and I genuinely appreciate your patience as this work unfolds.

OU President, Joe Harroz, and Toby Keith at the OU vs Iowa State football game.

A Message from President Harroz – Remembering Toby Keith

February 06, 2024

Today we mourn the loss of Toby Keith, a beloved country music legend and proud son of Oklahoma. Toby’s powerful voice and relatable lyrics captured the hearts of millions, propelling him to chart-topping success and garnering many of music’s highest honors. Beyond his musical talent, Toby was known for his kindness and down-to-earth personality, endearing him to fans worldwide.

Holiday Lights at The University of Oklahoma.

A Holiday Message from President Harroz

December 20, 2023

As we embrace the spirit of the holidays and look ahead to a new year, I extend my warmest wishes and heartfelt appreciation to you, our extraordinary OU Family. Your unwavering dedication to our mission and to each other reminds us why our university will always be such a special place. Wishing all of you a joyous and peaceful holiday season, and may the new year greet us with abundant hope and optimism.