Chancellor Emeritus Johnson to speak at fall commencement

University Communications, Contributor

Dr. Glen D. Johnson, Chancellor Emeritus. (By

DURANT, Okla. – Chancellor Emeritus Glen D. Johnson will be the guest speaker at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s fall commencement ceremonies in December.

Two ceremonies will be held:

  • On Friday, December 10 at 6 p.m., a ceremony will be held for graduate
    students (master’s candidates).
  • On Saturday, December 11 at 9 a.m., a ceremony will be held for
    undergraduate students (bachelor’s candidates).

Both ceremonies are scheduled to be in the Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

Johnson was chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education from 2007 to 2021. He led a state system comprised of 25 state colleges and universities and 10 constituent agencies.

Johnson provided leadership on matters relating to standards for Oklahoma higher education, courses and programs of study, budget allocations for institutions, fees and tuition and strategic planning.

The State Regents named him Chancellor Emeritus in September 2021.

Johnson became eighth chancellor of the Oklahoma State System in January 2007 after a national search. Before assuming the role of chancellor, he served as the 16th president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University for 10 years.