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Dr. Janet Wansick is the current President of Eastern Oklahoma State College. After beginning her career as a mathematics teacher at McAlester Public Schools from 1992-2002, Wansick moved into higher education, serving as a professor of mathematics at Northern Oklahoma College and East Central University. She joined Eastern as the dean of the McAlester Campus in 2011 and quickly moved up the ranks in leadership, first as the associate vice president of Academic Affairs for two years and then transitioning into the role of vice president for Academic Affairs for an additional two years.

During her tenure as the top academic administrator at both Eastern and Connors, Wansick has supervised a variety of departments and served as the chair of each institution’s Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Committee. She has also served as chair of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) Council of Instruction, OSRHE Two-Year Council of Instruction and OSRHE Economic Development Council.

In addition to her professional career, Wansick has served in a variety of leadership roles in the McAlester community. She is a member of the Pittsburg County Health Board, Pride in McAlester and McAlester Main Street. She has also previously served with the McAlester Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, McAlester Defense Support Association, MPower Economic Development, as well as president of the McAlester Public School Board and Pittsburg County Crime Stoppers. Wansick is also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, Class XXVI. In 2019, she was recognized as one of the Journal Record’s “50 Making a Difference” honorees. She was also recognized by the McAlester Chamber of Commerce as the “Business Woman of the Year” in 2013.

Wansick earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and master’s degree in secondary education from East Central University. She earned her doctoral degree in higher education administration from Oklahoma State University.

She was appointed as President by the Eastern Board of Regents on June 15, 2020.      

2020-2021 President's Report

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Candace Raney
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Bill Hill Library Building 201A