Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs takes responsibility for assuring the integrity of the academic programs, degrees and services of OSU Institute of Technology.

Academic Affairs takes the lead on all academic issues, including accreditation, assessment, service learning, and works closely with all stakeholders.

Contact OSUIT Office of Academic Affairs by calling 918-293-5260 or emailing

Mailing address:
OSUIT Academic Affairs
1801 E. 4th Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447


Dr. Bill R. Path

Acting Vice President, Academic Affairs

As the fourth president of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Dr. Bill R. Path has been an outspoken champion of advanced technical education and STEM career pathways. Under his leadership, OSUIT's strategic plan focuses on developing and strengthening relationships between industry and academia to prepare a globally competitive workforce.

Some of Dr. Path's signature initiatives include the recent commissioning of several prototype virtual training modules using extended reality (XR) technology and the development of a three-dimensional campus environment for OSUIT to offer programs and services within the metaverse. He has also been instrumental in an award-winning adaptive reuse project in downtown Okmulgee, Oklahoma, where he led the university's efforts to purchase and revitalize historic buildings for modern student housing.

Before joining OSUIT, Path served as president of Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, for ten years. In 2016, NECC named a new 63,000-square-foot residence hall in his honor. He previously served as vice president for academic and student affairs at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado, and as vice president of student services at Northeast Community College. He also held positions at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas; at Kingwood College in Kingwood, Texas; and at North Harris County College in Houston, Texas.

Path received his Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Harding University, a Master of Science in educational psychology counseling from Texas A&M University, and a Doctor of Education in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas.

He is also the author of the motivational non-fiction book "Moments of Forever: Discovering the True Power and Importance of Your Life."

Jody Grammer

Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Prior to her role as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Grammer served as Cooperative Alliance Coordinator and Assistant Registrar/Prior Learning Assessment & Articulation Services Coordinator at OSUIT.

She serves as a Federal Compliance Peer Reviewer on the Higher Learning Commission; chair of the President’s Retention Task Force; and several other higher education committees.

Grammer has also worked as an instructor at Meridian Technology Center as well as a laboratory technician and laboratory manager at the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab-OSU.

Grammer earned a master’s degree in Teaching, Learning and Leadership in 2011 and a bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 2000 from Oklahoma State University-Stillwater; and she earned a certificate of mastery in Prior Learning Assessment from the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning in Chicago in 2014.

Patricia M. McDonald

Executive Administrative Assistant