Senior Leadership

OSUIT Senior Leadership is composed of administrative leaders from across the university. Leadership meets regularly to discuss and oversee all aspects of the university including academic services; student services; workforce and economic development; fiscal services; marketing and communications; technology services, and grants and fundraising.

Senior Leadership reflects a variety of voices with diverse backgrounds and administrative functions that provides counsel to the vice president of operations and informs high-level decision making.

Because of this synergy of ideas and viewpoints, the community is better served through representative talent from across the institution.

Chris Benge

Interim Vice President of Operations

Chris Benge has spent his career serving the people of Oklahoma. As Interim Vice President of Operations at OSUIT, he leads the operations and provides strategic vision for Oklahoma State University’s technical education branch campus.

Benge worked with his father in a small family-owned painting and construction business before serving in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for 12 years. During his time in the House he served for three years as chairman of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee and as Speaker of the House from 2008 to 2010.

After leaving the House due to term limits, Benge returned to Tulsa to work as an advisor to Mayor Dewey Bartlett, and in 2011 he was named senior vice president of government affairs at the Tulsa Regional Chamber.

In November 2013, Benge was appointed Oklahoma Secretary of State by Gov. Mary Fallin. In February 2015, he also became Oklahoma’s Secretary of Native American Affairs. Benge transitioned to the role of Fallin’s Chief of Staff in October 2016.

In 2019, he joined OSU Center for Health Sciences as executive director of Rural and Tribal Health Policy at the Center for Rural Health, and in 2021 he returned to his alma mater as Interim Senior Vice President at OSU-Tulsa. He joined OSUIT at the Vice President of Operations in 2023.

Benge is passionate about promoting the unique qualities that make Oklahoma an ideal place to live, work and play. He has represented the state on diplomatic missions abroad to South Korea and Taiwan and demonstrated his commitment to raising Oklahoma’s profile on the world stage by creating a stateroom for international guests in the State Capitol building.

Dr. Randy Wymore

Interim Provost

Randy S. Wymore was born in Fresno, CA, where he spent the first half of his life. With transfer of college credits from Fresno Community College and Cal-State Fresno, he completed his B.S. degree in Animal Physiology at the University of California, Davis. His entire time at UC Davis was spent 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 he 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.

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

Dr. Wymore has been a coauthor on seventeen articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been a contributing author on 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 as a member of the Standard Setting Committee for COMLEX Level I licensure exam of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME).

Dr. Ina Agnew

Dr. Ina Agnew Vice President, Student Services

Dr. Ina Agnew is responsible for helping students access a college education, which includes assisting with applying for admissions, identifying funding to pay for college, helping active duty military persons and veterans, and providing students with the opportunity to recreate and socialize through activities offered in the residence halls and through student life.

She has held previous positions as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Enrollment Management. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management and Psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa; a Master of Science in Human Services from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky; and a Ph.D. in Occupational Education from OSU Stillwater. Agnew is Vice Grand Lady of the Knights of St. Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Friends of the Library for the Okmulgee Public Library.

Jim Smith

Jim Smith Vice President, Fiscal Services

Jim Smith joined OSUIT in 2012 as the Vice President of Fiscal Services. His administrative supervision includes Accounting, Purchasing, Human Resources, Campus Police, Bursar, Motor Pool and Physical Plant.

Smith previously served as Fiscal Officer for Tulsa County; Finance Director for City of Sapulpa; and as Water and Sewer Services Director for the City of Fayetteville, AR.

Smith earned a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Arkansas; a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX; and a Bachelor of Arts from Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Moore. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant.

Charlie Carroll

Charlie Carroll Associate Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations, OSU Foundation
Charlie Carroll, originally from Ada, OK, graduated with degrees in Economics and Finance from Oklahoma State University. 

Carroll currently serves as the Associate Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations for the Oklahoma State University Foundation. At the OSU Foundation, she works to identify and cultivate ongoing strategic partnerships to secure private support for students and faculty members at OSUIT. 

Before joining the OSU Foundation team, Carroll worked in the oil and gas industry in marketing sales to financial analysis.  

She and her husband, Conner, reside in Tulsa, OK, and are proud dog-parents to Piper, their cocker spaniel.

Devin DeBock

Devin DeBock is the Dean of Students at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.

DeBock earned a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from Oklahoma State University-Stillwater; and a bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy, Allied Health and Sports Medicine from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Since 1999, he has served in several roles at OSUIT including Director of Student Life, Director of Residential Life, Wellness Coordinator, Director of Emergency Management and Chief Conduct Officer.

Before he came to OSUIT, DeBock worked at OSU Stillwater as a teaching graduate assistant in Health and Sports Medicine and at Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Residential Life Department.

Jody Grammer

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.

Dr. Kevin Hulett

Dr. Kevin Hulett Associate Vice President, Technology Services

In his 14 years of working at OSUIT, Dr. Kevin Hulett has held multiple positions including Server/System Administrator, Manager of Distance Learning, Assistant Director, and Director of Technology Services prior to being named Associate Vice President of Technology Services.

Hulett received his Ph.D. in Leadership, with a concentration in Information Systems Security, from the University of the Cumberlands. He holds a Master of Education in Educational Technology from American College of Education and studied Electrical Engineering at Oklahoma State University and University of Tulsa before earning undergraduate degrees in Networking and Information Assurance and Forensics at OSUIT.

Prior to employment at OSUIT, Hulett worked in the music industry for over 20 years, exhibiting technology leadership as president/general manager of Concert Sound Productions Inc. before being recruited to Nashville to manage the concert tours of chart-topping Sony Music recording artists.

Lindsay Lynch

Lindsay Lynch Director, Marketing & Communications
Lindsay Lynch joined OSUIT in December 2018 as the Publications Coordinator/Writer before becoming Director of Marketing and Communications in November 2021.

Prior to joining the university, she held the position of senior integrated marketing specialist at GlobalHealth, a local health plan, where she managed many aspects of marketing and communications including company branding, public relations, event promotion, social media, website copy and creative updates, direct mail, print media, tv-media, search engine marketing and email marketing.

She also worked as an account executive for BlueView, a digital marketing agency in Tulsa, managing upward of 20+ clients.

Her prior experience also includes work done within Rogers State University Public Relations in Claremore, Oklahoma as an undergraduate, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications and minor in Graphic Design.