From The President
Welcome to Cameron University. The 2021-2022 academic year is shaping up to be unique and challenging for students and employees. Cameron University is hard at work providing safe and attractive educational options to our students so that they will continue to succeed. We have implemented many modifications to our classrooms and other facilities and adapted operational processes to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 as well as increasing the numbers and types of distance learning educational options.
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: The newly opened Student Enrichment Center provides students with a variety of resources designed to help them 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. New learning spaces will be put into good use during AY22, including teaching greenhouses located just west of the CU Sciences Complex and a small theatre teaching space. We are excited to host other higher education institutions in March 2022 for Oklahoma Research Day to highlight the array of undergraduate research projects across the state. Library renovations are expected to be completed this year, providing new learning and collaboration spaces for students on our Lawton campus.
- 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. By holding the line on tuition and fees for four consecutive years, Cameron University is the most affordable university in Oklahoma – no asterisks, no footnotes, no fine print. We will allocate and award more than $7 million in scholarships, waivers, and other forms of aid to our students in addition to federal funds for pandemic impact.
Cameron staff and faculty continue their commitment to meet the needs of an expanding and diverse student population. In August 2019, our student body became a non-majority population with no single racial or ethnic group comprising fifty percent or more of the entire group. 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, we now offer two mobile applications: the Cameron University app will allow you to connect to university services and resources, as well as providing useful information for Cameron visitors and guests, and the Cameron Aggies Gameday app helps you stay up-to-date with our exciting athletic teams. 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.