Western Oklahoma State College was recently presented with the 2014 National Bank of Commerce Oklahoma Artist Series commissioned artwork entitled, “The Bluff, Johnson Ranch, near Guymon, OK” by Carol Beesley. The artist says of the work,”The Panhandle of Oklahoma has inspired myriad explorations for me. Its vastness, big sky, strange compelling beauty – all went into painting the Bluff.”
Jeff Greenlee, NBC President (right) gives a signed and numbered print of the original to Dr.Phil Birdine, Western President (center) and Larry Duffy, WOSC Foundation, Inc., Executive Secretary, (left). The print will hang on the NBC Wall of Oklahoma Artists, located in the Fine Arts wing of the college.
Since 2003, Ken Ferguson and NBC Oklahoma have continued a history of support of the arts by commissioning original works by Oklahoma artists for the NBC Oklahoma Artist Series.
After months of research and focused discussions involving the campus’ internal and external stakeholders, Western has a draft document of its new strategic plan.
A final full day of focused planning, involving the entire campus and the community, will begin Thursday, January 8. The campus community will begin the day with a series of discussions and small group brainstorming sessions. The day will end with a public forum at 5 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Center at the college, facilitated by Rick Voorhees. All community members are welcome to attend and provide their feedback on the first draft of the college’s strategic plan. The draft plan will include three focused goals and recommended action strategies and success factors for each of those goals.
All the research and documents that informed the strategic planning process and the draft plan are attached here for convenience.
DRAFT WOSC Goals, Action Strategies, and Success Factors
WOSC Planning Assumptions 8August14
WOSC Environmental Scan 8August14 with notes
WOSC SWOT Analysis October 2014
WOSC Strategy Sessions November 2014