I hope the end of this academic year is treating you well – it’s certainly been kind to Price College.
Just this past week, we celebrated Giving Day. Our focus this year was on creating more scholarships for need-based students. I am extremely grateful for the generous contributions our Price College community made toward this campaign. Our students will be better positioned to succeed with the gifts received by Price, which will make education more affordable and enable experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
We also saw the very first cohort in our new executive education partnership with an Oklahoma City corporate client complete their customized leadership development program under the guidance of executive director Nick Tobey. Delivering this non-degree customized executive education program represents the accomplishment of an important milestone in our Bigger, Broader, Better strategic plan. I’ll have even more news on the Executive Education front in the coming months.
We have been fortunate to achieve a few other milestones.
Opening the OU Entrepreneurial Law Center was a major initiative in our new strategic plan, and with the recent launch of the pilot program this semester, it is now a reality. The center, staffed by members of both the Price College of Business and OU College of Law, is the first of its kind in Oklahoma and will serve the OU community as well as small businesses and startups across the state.
Speaking of startups, Startup OU’s spring showcase is this Friday at The Well in Norman. This pitch and expo event will feature some of the best startups coming out of OU and provides them the opportunity to earn a portion of the seed funding that will be awarded at the end of the night. I hope to see you there for a spirited night that celebrates entrepreneurship, innovation and community.
We appreciate your support in ensuring Price College becomes bigger, broader and better in developing the future leaders our state and nation need.
Until next time, please enjoy the latest news from Price College, as we highlight the incredible work from our students, faculty and staff.