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LU students smile and pose on the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball court after the "Careers in Sports Event with OKC Thunder."

Langston University students visit OKC Thunder headquarters

LANGSTON, Okla. — In an exhilarating blend of education and sportsmanship, over 30 Langston University students had the exclusive opportunity to step into the fast-paced world of professional sports with a career-focused visit to the headquarters of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the freshly crowned No. 1 seed in the NBA's Western Conference. As the Thunder gears up for a promising ...
Published 04/17/2024 READ MORE
Dr. Ruth Ray Jackson headshot and the seal of the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents

Dr. Ruth Ray Jackson Appointed Langston University’s 17th President

LANGSTON, Okla. —The Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents announced the appointment of Dr. Ruth Ray Jackson as the seventeenth President of Langston University. Dr. Jackson's selection follows an extensive eight-month national search that attracted several qualified candidates. "Dr. Jackson's appointment underscores her exceptional leadership and vision for our institution. During her tenure as Interim President, Dr. Jackson maintained continuity and ...
Published 04/15/2024 READ MORE
Reece Wright holding a basketball.

Reece Wright: The Little Lion Who Became the Heart of Lions Basketball

By Jet Turner, Assistant Director of Communications Reece Wright looked at his mother and pointed to her nose, not noticing the tears welling up in her eyes. “Nose!” he said. Ally Wright, Reece’s mother, could not help but smile. At just two years old, Reece already knows how to keep his parents grounded and focused on what is most important ...
Published 04/12/2024 READ MORE
Coach Kevin Herod speaking with the Lady Lions during a time-out

Langston University women’s basketball head coach resigns

LANGSTON, Okla. – Langston University Director of Athletics Donnita Drain-Rogers announced today that Kevin Herod has stepped down as the Lady Lions head women's basketball coach to become head coach at Florida Memorial University. "I would like to thank Coach (Kevin) Herod for his time serving as the head women’s basketball coach, he helped re-establish the women's basketball presence in ...
Published 04/08/2024 READ MORE
Langston University was honored for its partnership and generous donation from Griffin Media at the 2024 Regents Business Partnership Excellence Awards Program.

Griffin Media honored for partnership with Langston University at Regents Awards Program

Griffin Media received a Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award at the 2024 Regents Business Partnership Excellence Awards Program on March 7 for their partnership with Langston University. Each year, universities can nominate businesses for the awards, and Langston University recommended Griffin Media be honored at this year’s Awards Program. In 2022, Griffin Media made the largest corporate donation to Langston ...
Published 03/28/2024 READ MORE
Amber Bradford-Nealy headshot

A New Generation of Healthcare Leaders Emerge from the Soil of Public Education

OU Health Appoints Amber Nealy as Its First African American Chief Nursing Officer by Deena V. Thomas, OKCPS Retired Educator and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Educational roots matter. A child’s first teachers are their parents and grandparents, absorbing deep-rooted instruction in the home, followed by the fundamental academics of teaching and learning, cultivated and nurtured in common ...
Published 03/21/2024 READ MORE