Dr. John McArthur is President of Cameron University in Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma with a branch in Duncan, Oklahoma. Cameron University is a public, master’s degree granting institution with over 4,300 full-time equivalent students under the governance of the Board of Regents of The University of Oklahoma.
At the state level, Dr. McArthur is a member of the Council of Presidents for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE). He is also serving a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the State Chamber of Commerce. Dr. McArthur has been appointed as the regional university representative on the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Advisory Committee. This committee is responsible for the promotion of cooperative research efforts among public and private universities in Oklahoma, private sector involvement in university research and technology transfer, and human resource development in science and engineering. He is a member of the Oklahoma NASA EPSCoR Program Technical Advisory Committee.
Dr. McArthur served as a physics faculty member at Southeastern Oklahoma State University from 1993-1999 followed by a two-year term as chair of the Department of Computer Science and Technology. He was a mathematics faculty member at Colorado State University-Pueblo from 2001-2004 before joining Cameron University as Dean of the School of Science and Technology. In 2006, he was promoted to Vice President for Academic Affairs with subsequent promotion to Provost in 2011. He became the seventeenth President of Cameron University on July 1, 2013.
Dr. McArthur received a baccalaureate degree in Mathematical Sciences from Rice University and earned master’s and doctoral degrees in Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Married to Dr. Karla Oty in 1990, their personal interests include travel, gardening, and music with support as patrons for the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra.