OSU President Designate Dr. Kayse Shrum Says Her Goal is to Advance the Land Grant Mission in OklahomaMon, 10 May 2021 14:46:46 CDT
During an interview with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays, Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU President designate, talked about advancing the Land Grant mission in Oklahoma.
I feel very privileged to be in this position, she said.
Rural Oklahoma will always have a special place in my heart, she said.
I am really excited about going into this position with the perspective of carrying out the research and education mission that is meaningful to Oklahoma, she said.
Agriculture is an important piece of the Land Grant university and part of our identity, she said.
I have family that are farmers and ranchers and I know how important agriculture is to the state, nation and the world, she said.
In her previous position as President of the OSU Center for Health Sciences, Dr. Shrum worked closely with FFA and 4-H students to promote a career in the health care field.
The FFA program is called Blue Coat to White Coat.
Our work with FFA and 4-H is really important, Shrum said.
I am proud to say more students understand the importance of the relationship between agriculture and medicine and access to health care, she said.
My number one priority has always been students so looking how we can develop programs at Oklahoma State University that are aimed at excellence and make us unique as a world class institution of higher education, Schrum said.
You can listen to our podcast, Road to Rural Prosperity, featuring an interview with Dr. Shrum by clicking here.
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