Keynote Speakers

Kyle Wray

OSU Senior Vice President of System Affairs

Keynote Speaker

Kyle Wray

Long before he became Oklahoma State University’s biggest champion, Kyle Wray, a native of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, has taken his love of horses, boots, bull riding and the grit that inevitably goes along with it into everything he’s done from degrees to pastimes.

Appointed in July 2021 as a senior member of the president’s leadership team, Kyle serves as senior vice president for system affairs at Oklahoma State, providing strategic leadership for the president’s office and OSU branch campuses. Kyle found a professional home at Oklahoma State University in 2004 as the director of marketing and began leading the university’s approach to enrollment management in 2008. Multiple record-setting enrollment years followed, with the largest freshman class ever in 2022 and the largest undergraduate class in 2023.

Kyle is a tireless supporter of OSU’s systemwide role in equipping students for success and driving economic development by training graduates to enter the workforce. He understands that Oklahoma State University, lead by OSUIT, is the state’s leader in polytech education.

Kyle also serves as an associate board member of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, preserving and exhibiting an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of the American West. In addition, Kyle serves as a trustee on the Dexter G. Johnson Educational and Benevolent Trust, providing medical care assistance and scholarships to Oklahoma high schools, Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University.

Tristan Stuard

School of Creative and Information Tecnhologies

Student Speaker

Tristan Stuard

Tristan Stuard, from Newcastle, OK, is graduating Summa Cum Laude from the School of Creative and Information Technologies with his Associate of Applied Science in Information Technologies. He showcases strong leadership skills and a commitment to community service by serving as Student Government Association president, tutoring peers, and volunteering at Peanut Butter and Jesus.
Stuard looks forward to furthering his education at OSUIT to pursue his Bachelor of Technology in Information Technologies.