Academic Affairs

The Office of the Provost takes responsibility for assuring the integrity of the academic programs, degrees and services of OSU Institute of Technology. This office takes the lead on all academic issues, including accreditation, assessment, service learning, and works closely with all stakeholders.

Contact OSUIT Office of the Provost by calling 918-293-5260 or emailing

Mailing address:
OSUIT Office of the Provost
1801 E. 4th Street
Grady Clack Ofc 118
Okmulgee, OK 74447


Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D.

Dr. Wymore serves as the interim provost at the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee.

Randy S. Wymore was born in Fresno, CA, where he spent the first half of his life. With the transfer of college credits from Fresno Community College and Cal-State Fresno, he completed his B.S. in Animal Physiology at the University of California, Davis, where he spent his entire time as a Regents Scholar. Randy Wymore then entered the Ph.D. program at UC Irvine and devoted his work to the study of potassium channels in the heart and nervous system. He completed his Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics in 1995.

Dr. Wymore did his post-doctoral work on the characterization of potassium and pacemaker channels in the heart and nervous system at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. After living in California and New York, he moved to Oklahoma where he accepted a position at the University of Tulsa. After receiving tenure at the University of Tulsa, Dr. Wymore moved across the Arkansas River to the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. He has been an associate professor of pharmacology since 2007 and was the Associate Dean for Curriculum at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa and Tahlequah from 2018-2023.

Dr. Wymore has been a coauthor of seventeen articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and a contributing author of one book and one review article. His most recent journal articles have been on the role of potassium channels in cancer. Current research focuses on the etiology of Morgellons disease.

Dr. Wymore is a Costin Scholar and has served as an item writer and a member of the Standard Setting Committee for the COMLEX Level I licensure exam of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME).

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

Senior Academic Assistant

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My journey started way back in high school when I was a receptionist. From there, I worked my way up to support senior-level executives and their teams. After moving to Okmulgee in January 2021, I joined OSUIT in March 2021 as the Administrative Assistant for Marketing & Communications and shuffled over to the Office of the Provost in October 2021. 

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