Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

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Oklahoma State University
Institute of Technology
Oklahoma State University–Okmulgee
OSU Oklahoma School Logo.png
Established1946
PresidentBill Path
Undergraduates3000
Location, ,
United States
CampusRural
Websitehttp://go.osuit.edu

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, is a public and state-supported technical institution part of the Oklahoma State University System located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma (approximately 40 miles south of Tulsa). OSUIT has thirty-seven programs of study which include thirty-one programs of study towards an Associate in Applied Science degree, four programs towards an Associate in Science transfer degree, and three programs towards Bachelor of Technology degrees.[1]

The school, historically known by the informal name Okmulgee Tech, has changed its official name several times, most recently in 2008 when it was changed to OSU Institute of Technology,[2] to distinguish it from the rest of the OSU system as a school for applied technology.

OSUIT has a training center at the Mid America Industrial Park in Pryor, Oklahoma.[3]

Industry sponsors include:

Coordinates: 35°37′40″N 95°56′25″W / 35.627814°N 95.940367°W / 35.627814; -95.940367

History[edit]

Before Oklahoma statehood, the site of the school had served as a Creek Nation orphanage from 1892 to 1906. In 1943 the United States Army acquired the site to serve under the jurisdiction of Camp Gruber as Glennan General Hospital, initially intended for U.S. troops but subsequently designated as a facility for treating prisoners of war (mainly Germans) captured in North Africa and elsewhere.[13] After World War II ended, Oklahoma A&M acquired the camp and converted it into a branch campus, whose initial emphasis was vocational training for veterans, both male and female.[14] The school has seen several name changes and received its current name in 2008.[15]

Leadership[edit]

1946-1963 L. Keith Covelle Director
1963-1983 Wayne W. Miller[16] Director
1983-2011 Robert E. Klabenes President
2011–present Bill R. Path President

Official Names[17][edit]

1946-1957 Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training
1957-1986 Oklahoma State University School of Technical Training
1986-1990 Oklahoma State University Technical Branch, Okmulgee
1990–2008 Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee[18]
2008–present Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Degree Programs". osuit.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  2. ^ "About OSUIT". osuit.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  3. ^ "MidAmerica Industrial Park". http://maip.osuit.edu/. Retrieved 1 December 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Aggreko SelecTech". osuit.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  5. ^ "CAT Dealer Prep". osuit.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Ford ASSET Program". osuit.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  7. ^ "General Motors ASEP Program". osuit.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Komatsu ACT". osuit.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  9. ^ "OSUIT dedicates new Phillips 66 classroom in Pipeline Integrity program". osuit.edu. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Rolex Signs Education Agreement With OSUIT". osuit.edu. Retrieved 16 June 2008.
  11. ^ "Toyota T-Ten Program". osuit.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  12. ^ "Western Equipment Dealers Association program". osuit.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  13. ^ Bill Corbett, "Prisoner of War Camps," The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma Historical Society (accessed October 27, 2017).
  14. ^ " Looking Back to the Past for OSUIT’s 70th Anniversary", OSUIT, October 27, 2016.
  15. ^ a b "Regents approve new name for OSU-Okmulgee". Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  16. ^ "Wayne Miller to Step Down as Director of OSU's Okmulgee Tech", The Oklahoman, April 16, 1983.
  17. ^ "Statement of Accreditation Status". Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  18. ^ [OSU at Okmulgee: Centennial Histories Series, by Larry D. Davis]

Davis, Larry D. (1991) OSU at Okmulgee: Centennial Histories Series, Oklahoma State University.

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