By Carmen Forman
Oklahoma Voice 

Stitt calls for higher education consolidation. What could that look like in Oklahoma?


February 9, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt caught some lawmakers off guard Monday when he called for consolidating public colleges and universities in his State of the State speech.

Stitt offered few specific details in his speech except to say he wants to see legislation that incentivizes higher education models that fulfill state workforce needs. Colleges that aren’t meeting those demands should be consolidated, he said.

The governor is seeking to eliminate redundancies in higher education by encouraging smaller institutions to share some of their administrative costs and eliminate duplicative program...

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