|20th President of the
University of Central Oklahoma
|Preceded by||W. Roger Webb|
|President of Northeastern State University|
July 2008 – July 2011
|Preceded by||Kim Cherry (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Steve Turner|
|Residence||Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of San Francisco
University of Denver
|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. 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.
Betz also worked for and with the United Nations on issues pertaining to the Middle East from 1982 through 2003.
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.