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 angela.byars@okstate.edu.

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

Dr. Scott Newman, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs

During his tenure at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT), Scott Newman has held a range of faculty, mid-and senior-level leadership positions. He currently serves as the institution’s Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Newman holds master’s degrees and a doctorate from The University of Oklahoma, the University of Oxford and OSU, respectively. He is a former Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Fellow, American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, and is currently a Fellow of the Aspen Institute. Newman has been recognized for his contributions to and through higher education—including identification as one of the nation’s top technology leaders by Computerworld, and selection to receive the American Association of University Administrators' McInnis/Ryan Award for Mid-Career Higher Education Leadership.

Newman has been a member of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Peer Review Corps since 2009, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Chief Academic Officers. His scholarly interests include student success, postsecondary innovation and leadership, with recent activities including presentations at the ACE Annual Meeting and HLC Annual Conference, an article in New Directions for Higher Education, and the book Higher Education Administration: 50 Case-Based Vignettes, a collection of scenarios which requires learners to navigate a broad diversity of authentic postsecondary administrative roles, contexts and circumstances.