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Dr. Jared Bates Named Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Panhandle State Communications on 01/17/2022 Dr. Jared Bates Dr. Jared Bates

Oklahoma Panhandle State University named Dr. Jared Bates as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. Before accepting the position as Associate Vice President, Bates served as an Assistant Professor and Department Head of Animal Science for the College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing.

Provost Dr. Julie Dinger commented, “Dr. Bates is going to do an excellent job in this position. He has already hit the ground running this semester with a focus on building relationships and continuing our growth. The future of OPSU is bright with Dr. Bates on the academic leadership team.”

Bates received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Oklahoma State University in 2004 and then attended the University of Nebraska to earn a Master’s in Animal Science concentrating on Breeding and Genetics. After attaining his Master’s, he earned a Ph.D. in Animal Science with a concentration in Breeding and Animal Diseases.

After working in Oklahoma State Government for six years, Dr. Bates decided to return to his passion, working and teaching in the agricultural sector and animal science field full-time, which is what brought him to Panhandle State.

Bates stated, “I’m excited to assist this University in this position as we move forward. The University can definitely play a role in furthering economic and workforce development in the Oklahoma Panhandle and surrounding areas. My goal is to help build and solidify relationships with other education institutions and our workforce partners to help our communities prosper. Go Aggies!!!”