McMillin named dean at Northwestern-Enid

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McMillin named dean at Northwestern-Enid

May 10, 2011

Dr. Wayne McMillin

A veteran psychology professor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been selected as the new dean of the school’s Enid Campus.

Dr. Wayne McMillin, professor of psychology, has been appointed to the post and will begin his duties on June 1, said Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president.

McMillin will replace Dr. Cheryl Evans, who will leave Northwestern to become president of Northern Oklahoma College.

“We conducted a thorough search to select a new dean, and Dr. McMillin was the unanimous choice of the screening committee,” said Cunningham. “His strong background as a professor will serve our students well, and his personal characteristics make him a natural to represent Northwestern in the Enid community.

“I have every confidence in his ability to lead our Enid Campus and move it forward in the coming years.”

McMillin said he is ready for the opportunity.

“I am so pleased to be able to serve my University as dean of the Enid Campus,” McMillin said. “To be a dean at my alma mater and to do it in the community that I raised my family in is truly a dream come true.

“I look forward to working with the faculty and staff, and the Enid community, to continue moving the University forward and serving the higher education needs of the area. I am truly excited for the future of Northwestern in Enid.”
McMillin joined the faculty at Northwestern in 1997 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2002. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of professor.

A 1988 graduate of Northwestern with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, McMillin went on to earn a Master of Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1990 and completed his doctoral studies in 1995 at Oklahoma State University.