Oklahoma State University Scholar to Serve on National Board of Diversity Officers

Jason F. Kirksey, vice president of institutional diversity and chief diversity officer at Oklahoma State University, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. The organization currently has approximately 300 institutional members and 700 individual members.

“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to formally work with chief diversity officers, nationally, in supporting and advancing inclusive excellence in higher education,” said Dr. Kirksey.

Burns Hargis, president of Oklahoma State University added that “Dr. Kirksey’s election to the board makes it clear that diversity officers, throughout the country, realize he will be a terrific leader for helping advance diversity and inclusiveness in higher education. Jason’s ongoing work and achievements have led to significant progress for our university community.”

Before taking his present position, Dr. Kirksey was the director of the Center for Africana Studies at Oklahoma State. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics and a master’s degree in political science from Oklahoma State University. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of New Orleans.


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  1. Debra Ann Buchanan says:

    Congratulations! I’m a 1988 doctoral grad of OSU. Also worked in the Grad College and the College of Arts &Sciences to increase minority populations.

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