Also new this year is a Master of Arts and Applied Sociology degree in nonprofit leadership and management that will be led by Bob Spinks, longtime chief executive officer of the United Way of Central Oklahoma.
OCU's Meinders School of Business will begin offering a new leadership and scholarship program this fall, as well, through a $5 million donation from Chesapeake Energy. The program will provide up to $25,000 per year in tuition to each scholar.
Meanwhile, construction of the $9 million, 52,000-square-foot addition to the Kramer School of Nursing is under way and scheduled to be complete in January. It will quadruple space at the school and make room for 500 to 600 new students, Dean Marvel Williamson said.