Student affairs finally finds its hero

This piece was originally published on June 10, 2015, in the Oakland Post’s newspaper. 

By Shana Bosley


After a nationwide search for the position of vice president (VP) for student affairs, Glenn McIntosh has been appointed.

“The faculty, staff and students of the University have become part of my family. Therefore, I am excited about the opportunity to further serve the university in a senior level leadership role,” McIntosh said.

The process to find a suitable VP began in early March of this year with a committee consisting of 16 OU students and faculty members as they began to evaluate applications from around the country.

McIntosh served as dean of students from 2001 until 2013. In 2013 he began working as the interim vice president for student affairs and enrollment management.

In addition to McIntosh’s most recent roles on campus, he was also the founding director of the Academic Advising Resource Center from 1998-2001.

Before that he was also the founding director of the Center for Multicultural Initiatives from 1994-2001.

“The work experiences have progressively led to this point in my career,” McIntosh said about his previous positions held at OU.

McIntosh said he promises to communicate his ideas with everyone throughout the changing processes.

“My initial plan is to assess our division to ensure that we are employing best practices to the deliver services to students,” McIntosh said.

“Additionally, we will seek to upgrade or build appropriate facilities to enhance the living and learning environment for students.”

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