Cameron Students posing for a picture on Campus

Office of the President

From The President

John McArthur 


President John McArthur

Welcome to Cameron University. The 2022-2023 academic year promises a unique mix of exciting opportunities with a few challenges for students and employees. Cameron University employees are committed to providing highly effective educational options to our students so that they may continue to succeed in a safe and healthy manner. 

This year, in keeping with Plan 2023: Ambitious Goals for Growth, Innovation, and Engagement, our five-year strategic plan, we will continue our focus on student learning and student success with initiatives to further improve persistence and degree completion rates while maintaining or increasing already high academic standards.

  • Student Learning Opportunities: Library renovations provide new learning and collaboration spaces for students on our Lawton campus including the new Aggie Books and Brew coffee shop with a corresponding project near completion on the Duncan campus. The Student Enrichment Center, the Academic Advising Center and an array of tutoring centers provide students with resources designed to help complete a college degree including work-based learning experiences, financial literacy workshops and counseling, individualized academic assistance from student success coaches, and help with accessing community resources. 
  • Exceptional Value: Cameron is dedicated to maintaining quality learning experiences for a modest financial outlay by managing costs and by providing outstanding opportunities for financial assistance. Cameron University is among the most affordable universities in Oklahoma and the southwestern region. We will reduce student costs even further by awarding more than $7 million in scholarships, waivers, and other forms of aid to our students and that number does not include the millions of additional dollars available to our students through state and federal financial assistance programs.

Cameron staff and faculty continue their commitment to meet the needs of the most diverse university student population in Oklahoma. Cameron continues to be a non-majority campus with no single racial or ethnic group comprising fifty percent or more of the entire group. However, the diversity of student experiences at Cameron are far deeper than race and ethnicity with a vast range of life experiences and aspirations. We routinely examine how and to whom the millions of dollars in scholarships, waivers, grants, and loans are distributed to students to assure equitable treatment. We have also reviewed our students’ choices of academic pursuits and our roles to encourage or to create greater awareness of the opportunities those pursuits allow. As examples, we are revisiting our efforts to encourage and welcome more women into computer-based academic programs and to attract students from many racial and ethnic backgrounds into the teaching professions for the benefit of the next generations of children in our incredibly diverse service area.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat – to keep up with the exciting things happening at Cameron. Additionally, the Cameron University app (IOS and Android) will allow you to connect to university services and resources. Thank you for visiting our website, and I hope to see you on campus soon.

Cameron University remains dedicated to the educational, cultural, and economic advancement of the communities we serve.