USAO Regent Gretchen Roddy is scheduled to address 43 graduates and their families on Aug. 5 during summer commencement ceremonies at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. inside Troutt Hall Auditorium, and will be broadcast live on USAO Channel 18.
Roddy is the newly elected chair of the USAO Board of Regents, which governs Oklahoma’s public liberal arts college. She was appointed to the board in 2001 by Gov. Frank Keating.
Nationally known public servant Neal McCaleb was sworn in on Tuesday as the newest member of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Board of Regents.
In Washington, McCaleb was appointed by President George Bush to head the Bureau of Indian Affairs as assistant secretary of the Interior. He also served eight years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and with the Chickasaw Tribe as a banking official. He was appointed to the USAO Board by Gov. Brad Henry and confirmed by the Oklahoma Senate on May 23.
More than 150 students, staff and faculty from the University of Science and Arts joined hundreds of volunteers citywide in building Kids’ Place at Centennial Park during the week of June 6-11. Citywide, more than $150,000 was raised in private donations to erect the park, designed by a committee of local children and volunteers.
Children who need academic or athletic challenges this summer can find them at the University of Science and Arts. Among the summer activities being offered on campus are sports camps, Artscope, a reading program, and swimming lessons.
OKLAHOMA CITY – John Feaver received a positive response – and applause -- when he presented to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education his ambitious Mission Enhancement Plan on May 27. His plan seeks national prominence for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, where he has served as president since 2000.