Statue of former university president to be unveiled on campus 


Oklahoma State University will celebrate former President Burns Hargis and First Cowgirl Ann Hargis at 2:30 p.m., Sept. 9 during a statue dedication ceremony at the Student Union Plaza. The ceremony is open to the public. 


The statue — a tall bronze representing Burns Hargis — was funded by several generous donors and sculpted by renowned Oklahoma sculptor Mike Larsen. Larsen has been a professional artist for nearly 50 years and has been commissioned to work on multiple mural projects and monumental-sized bronzes. He is known for his very large paintings, and also for one very tiny one — the U.S. postage stamp commemorating the Oklahoma Centennial in 2007. 


WHAT: Burns Hargis statue dedication ceremony


WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9


WHERE: Student Union Plaza — just west of the Classroom Building


VIDEO: The event will be livestreamed at  


MEDIA CONTACT: Mack Burke | Associate Director of Media Relations | 405.744.5540 | 


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 33,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 275,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.