2021 Dr. Johnny Stephens named president of OSU-Tulsa

Dr. Johnny Stephens was named president of the OSU-Tulsa campus on Aug. 31. Stephens will become the fifth president of OSU-Tulsa, taking over for the retiring Dr. Pamela Fry in January. 

Stephens will continue as the interim president of OSU Center for Health Sciences and senior vice president for health affairs for the OSU System. His long career in higher education includes serving as a faculty member, researcher and assistant dean at the OSU Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS).

Stephens will oversee the work of OSU’s Tulsa entities for increased efficiency and strategic alignment of management and academic offerings.

Stephens earned his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in 1999. He completed his fellowship in infectious diseases at OU and was an assistant professor of Pharmacy at OU Health Sciences Center for four years. In 2006, he joined the department of Internal Medicine at OSU Center for Health Sciences where he continues as Professor of Medicine.