Leadership

Leadership

 

Dr. Bo Hannaford

Dr. Bo Hannaford
PRESIDENT

bshannaford@nwosu.edu

Dr. Bo Hannaford serves as the 20th president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He was named the school’s chief executive officer on July 1, 2022, following his appointment by the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma. 

Hannaford is the third alum to serve in this capacity. He earned a doctorate in administration leadership for teacher learning from Walden University and has both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern, while also playing football for the Northwestern Rangers. After teaching in secondary education and coaching football for 11 years, Hannaford joined the Ponca City Public Schools as assistant principal in 2004 and moved to high school principal in 2009.

In 2011, Hannaford returned to his hometown of Alva, Oklahoma, to assume the role of chair of the Division of Education. He worked his way through the ranks and later became the dean of the School of Professional Studies, vice president for academic affairs and executive vice president.

During his tenure at Northwestern, Hannaford has secured more than $3 million in grant funds and led successful fundraising efforts during Northwestern’s first capital campaign, Imagine, where the university raised more than $28 million. He is highly involved in the community where he serves on numerous boards and organizations. Hannaford is also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class 33 and was previously appointed to Governor Mary Fallin’s education advisory committee and the commission for educational quality and accountability.

Hannaford is married to Tara and has two children, Carson and Tucker. 

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP


Dr. David Pecha
Dr. David Pecha

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

dmpecha@nwosu.edu
Dr. David Pecha
Dr. James Bell
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

jlbell@nwosu.edu
Kelsey Martin
Mrs. Kelsey Martin

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND UNIVERSITY RELATIONS

kamartin@nwosu.edu

Calleb Mosburg
Mr. Calleb Mosburg

DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

cnmosburg@nwosu.edu
 

 

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