Local & Regional
8:20 am
Thu August 13, 2009

List Narrows at OSU-Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa business executive and a vice chancellor at the University of Kansas are the two finalists for the job as the president of Oklahoma State University's Tulsa campus.

A search committee named Howard Barnett and Robert Clark from more than 80 applicants as the finalists on Wednesday. Both men will visit the campus later this month to meet with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Barnett formerly served as the chief of staff for former Gov. Frank Keating and as Keating's commerce secretary. He now is the managing director of TSF Capital in Tulsa.

Clark is vice chancellor and dean of the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kan. Enrollment has increased 55 percent at the campus during his tenure.

The new president will replace Gary Trennepohl, who said in March he would step down after 10 years and return to a full-time OSU faculty position.