The A&M Board of Regents has selected Dr. Ron Ramming as the President of Connors State College (CSC) at a special meeting on Thursday. He will serve as CSC’s 17th president. Ramming has served as the Interim President of CSC since last summer.
The regents voted unanimously to select Ramming as the next leader for CSC.
“Dr. Ramming has enjoyed a distinguished career at Connors for over 26 years,” said Lou Watkins, Chair of the A&M Board. “Dr. Ramming is committed to Connors and his breadth of experience gives us high confidence in his ability to lead Connors State College. He is student focused and dedicated to student success. We look forward to working with Dr. Ramming in our mutual desire to see Connors continue to excel.”
The appointment follows a six-month search conducted by a 19-member Presidential Search Committee comprised of key CSC constituents. The search committee unanimously recommended Ramming for consideration by the Board of Regents.
A&M Regent Calvin Anthony, Chair of the CSC Presidential Search Committee, shared his thoughts on the search process, “We had several quality applicants for the position, but Ron stood out as the best person to lead Connors. He laid out interesting and insightful ideas for the future of the college. His admiration for Connors and his desire to make it even better came through in his interview. We are very pleased with his selection.”
“I am humbled by the confidence the board has placed in me,” said Dr. Ramming. “I am excited to continue serving the great faculty, staff and students at Connors State College.”
Dr. Ramming has served in a variety of positions at CSC since coming to campus as an Agriculture Instructor and Assistant Livestock Judging Team Coach in 1990. Since that initial appointment, he has served as Interim President, Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services, Dean of Enrollment Services, and Director of Distance and Extended Education.
Dr. Ramming obtained his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University, an M.S. from the University of Tennessee, a B.S. from Oklahoma State University, and an A.S. from Connors State College.
About Connors State College:
Connors State College is a two-year college established in 1908 with its main campus located in Warner, OK and a nursing and allied health campus located in Muskogee, OK. It is governed by the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges.