Franz to step down as chief student affairs officer

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Franz to step down as chief student affairs officer

Brad Franz 

Brad Franz, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, has announced his resignation from Northwestern Oklahoma State University effective July 1.

Franz will leave Northwestern to accept the position of Vice President of Instruction at Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colo.

Franz has been the chief student affairs officer at Northwestern since 2006, first as Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management, and then becoming Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in 2008.

“Northwestern provided me with a great opportunity and I am appreciative of the support given to me by President (Janet) Cunningham, the faculty and students, and our staff, especially those who have worked so hard with me in Student Services,” Franz said. “There are so many great people and staff at Northwestern. I will miss the personal and professional friendships made at Northwestern and Alva, as both are tremendous places to live and work, but also look forward to the new challenges and opportunities I will have at Otero.”

Franz spent 15 years at Otero in a number of capacities before coming to Northwestern.

Cunningham praised Franz for his work, especially in strengthening the University’s student recruitment and retention strategies, along with efforts to improve student life.

“I want to thank Brad, and his wife, Lisa, for their contributions to Northwestern,” Cunningham said. “While we are sad to see them go, we wish them great success in their new endeavors.”

Cunningham said Northwestern will immediately begin the process of finding a new leader for the student affairs area.