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Cole Congratulates Joe Harroz on New Role as OU President

May 10, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) issued the following statement after Joe Harroz was named the permanent President of the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman. Harroz has served as Interim President since last May. Prior to that, Harroz served as Dean of OU’s College of Law. 

“The OU Board of Regents made an exceptionally good choice in permanently naming Joe Harroz as President of the University of Oklahoma. Throughout this past year of transition, he has shown tremendous leadership and vision. I am confident he will continue to help the university make great strides into the future. I offer him my warmest congratulations and look forward to continuing to work with him as he pursues what is best for the university and its students. With Joe Harroz at the helm, the future is indeed bright for OU.”