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Administration and Leadership
OSU Center for Health Sciences leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling the educational mission of the institution and enhancing clinical care and research for the benefit of our state and beyond.
The leadership team works with deans and department chairs that lead the OSU Center for Health Sciences schools, institutes, academic and administrative units.
Office of the President
Kayse M. Shrum, D.O.
Kayse M. Shrum, D.O. is the current president of OSU Center for Health Sciences. Dr. Shrum began her tenure as president in 2013, becoming the youngest and first female president and dean of a medical school in the state of Oklahoma. Learn More
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President
Johnny Stephens, Pharm.D.
Johnny Stephens, Pharm.D. serves at the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of OSU Center for Health Sciences. Learn More
Office of the Provost
Jeffrey S. Stroup, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP
Dr. Stroup serves as the Interim Provost and Vice President for Strategy at OSU Center for Health Sciences. Learn More
Vice President of Administration and Finance
Eric Polak, MBA
Eric Polak, MBA, Vice President of Administration and Finance, is responsible for OSU Center for Health Sciences financial management of academic and clinical programs. Learn More
Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dennis Blankenship, D.O.
Dr. Blankenship was named the Interim Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM) in July 2019. He concurrently serves as Chief of Staff of the OSU Medical Center, OSU-COM’s teaching hospital and one of nation’s largest osteopathic teaching facilities. Learn More