Don Betz

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Don Betz
20th President of the
University of Central Oklahoma
Assumed office
August 2011
Preceded by W. Roger Webb
President of Northeastern State University
In office
July 2008 – July 2011
Preceded by Kim Cherry (acting)
Succeeded by Steve Turner
Personal details
Spouse(s) Susanne Betz
Residence Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S.
Alma mater University of San Francisco
University of Denver
Profession Professor
Website Office of the President

Don Betz, PhD is the current president of the University of Central Oklahoma and the former president of Northeastern State University.[1] Before becoming President of Northeastern State, he served as Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls from 2005 to 2008. From 1999 to 2005, Betz was Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. He served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa from 1994 to 1999. On August 1, 2011 Betz was inaugurated as the 20th President of the University of Central Oklahoma.[1][2]

Betz also worked for and with the United Nations on issues pertaining to the Middle East from 1982 through 2003.[2]

Betz holds a BA in Political Science from the University of San Francisco and an MA and PhD in International Studies from the University of Denver.[3]


  1. ^ a b "President's Biography". University of Central Oklahoma. Retrieved October 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Biography of Don Betz". New York Times. Retrieved September 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Betz Biography Sheet

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