Media are invited to join the Cowboy family for the inauguration of Oklahoma State University's 19th president — Dr. Kayse Shrum. The ceremony will be at 2 p.m., Aug. 26, at Gallagher-Iba Arena and serve as a ceremonial milestone for Shrum’s presidency, which began July 1, 2021.


The historic event, which was delayed due to pandemic considerations, is free and open to the public. It will feature messages from special guests, including Gov. Kevin Stitt, the presentation of the presidential medallion, live music provided by the Greenwood School of Music and a State of Orange address from Shrum highlighting OSU’s deep-rooted tradition as a premier land-grant institution, resiliency, progress and her vision for the future.


WHAT: Inauguration of OSU President Kayse Shrum


WHEN: 2 p.m., Aug. 26


WHERE: Gallagher-Iba Arena 


RSVP: Please RSVP to for parking information. 


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.