On June 14 the OSU A&M Board of Regents approved the hire of Dr. Ron Ramming as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Connors State College. “The appointment of Dr. Ramming is an excellent addition to the leadership team at Connors State. As President, I believe that the college is fortunate to have the opportunity to hire an alum with over 20 years’ experience at the institution and a contagious enthusiasm for student achievement. I’m looking forward to working with him to expand our reputation as a national leader in higher education.
Ramming grew up on a diversified livestock and crop farm in Hinton, OK. Ramming attended Connors State College, graduating in 1985 with an Associates of Science. He then completed his undergraduate studies at Oklahoma State University in 1987 earning his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture (Animal Science). Ramming went on to pursue his Master’s Degree in Agriculture from the University of Tennessee later returning to OSU to obtain his Ph.D. in Agricultural Education/Higher Education Administration. Ramming started his career in higher education in 1990 at Connors State College as an Agriculture Instructor and Assistant Livestock Judging Team Coach. In 1998, he became the Director of Distance and Extended Education and six years later took over as Dean of Enrollment Services and has served as Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services since 2009. In this new leadership role, Ramming will serve as Chief Academic Officer and provide educational leadership for the college an faculty, establish and maintain a culture of high academic standards, and administer college policies and procedures.