Board of Regents Oklahoma System of Higher Education
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) serves as the Coordinating Board of Control for the colleges and universities and other constituent agencies comprising the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. This board was created by constitutional amendment in 1941. It is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. These Regents serve nine-year overlapping terms. The principal duties and responsibilities of the Regents as set out in the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma include, but are not limited to, determining the functions and courses of study at each institution, granting degrees and other academic awards for completing prescribed courses of study at institutions, and allocating funds appropriated by the Legislature to the various institutions according to needs and functions.
Board of Regents University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
The Board of Regents of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is the governing board for USAO. This board determines management policy, employs personnel, and governs the institution as USAO carries out its role as a member institution of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education.
The Oklahoma State Legislature created the USAO Board of Regents. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members serve seven-year overlapping terms.