Cameron University President John McArthur plans to retire this summer.
Cameron University has named Lou Izzi to be its new Director of Athletics. Izzi will begin employment on February 1 and formally assume leadership responsibilities on March 1 upon the retirement of Jim Jackson after 19 years of service. Izzi has 25 years of relevant experience as a coach and athletic administrator, including eight years of experience as an athletic director or vice president for athletics.
Cameron University has named John Young as director of physical facilities. Currently serving as the university’s environmental health and safety officer, Young will take the position vacated by the retirement of Bob Hanefield effective January 10.
After more than 18 years serving as Cameron University’s Athletic Director, Jim Jackson has confirmed his intention to retire at the end of February 2024. As his tenure comes to a close, Jackson will be lauded for the significant impact he has had on CU’s athletics programs since taking the reins in August 2005.
Cameron University faculty member Dr. Abbas Johari received the 2023 Distinguished Service Award from the International Division (ID) of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). The division’s highest award recognizes a member for leadership, dedication and service to the profession in the international arena and contributions to the International Division and AECT.
Cameron University staff members Tiara Robinson and Jordan Wicker-Puente are the recipients of the 2023 Pickaxe Awards, which recognize full-time Cameron employees whose performance is above and beyond expectations. Robinson is an administrative assistant in the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Accountability, and Wicker-Puente is an information systems specialist in the Office of Financial Assistance. Each received a $1,000 stipend and a commemorative award.
The Spring 2024 semester at Cameron University is quickly approaching. New, continuing or returning students who have not yet enrolled are encouraged to take advantage of Enrollment Saturday. During the walk-in enrollment clinic, students will find assistance in the areas of admissions, financial aid, veterans educational benefits, academic advising and enrollment.
Cameron University will present “Life Cycle of a Star,” a professional development workshop for Oklahoma science teachers (sixth to ninth grade). The workshop will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. “Life Cycle of a Star” is made possible by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Administrative offices at Cameron University will be closed for the holiday season beginning Wednesday, December 20, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Classes for the Spring 2024 semester will begin on Monday, January 8.