2023 Annual Report

Stories From the Cowboy Family

So much has happened at Oklahoma State University this year. We are pleased to share a few stories about the impact your generosity has had and a few of the important developments occurring at OSU.

Bright Lights, Bright Students: Country music superstar returns to alma mater

If tomorrow never comes, Oklahoma State University students can be content knowing they saw a Cowboy legend this spring. Read More

New Human Performance and Nutrition Research Institute sets sights on improving Oklahoma health

Oklahoma faces significant health challenges. That’s not news to many, but the numbers highlight the enormity of the challenge. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data from 2020, Oklahoma has the second highest death rate from heart disease in the country — only Mississippi fared slightly worse. Oklahoma also posted the second highest death rate from lower respiratory disease mortality, the fourth highest death rate from cancer and the fifth highest death rate related to diabetes. Read More

CEAT landmark undergoes renovation, welcomes Zink Center for Competitive Innovation

A historic building in Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology has received a much-needed upgrade. OSU unveiled a revitalized Engineering South this fall and celebrated the launch of the new Zink Center for Competitive Innovation housed within. The building, which originally opened in 1939, had been under construction since June 2021. Read More

Critical Care: New on-campus BSN degree will aid state’s health care industry

A much needed and highly sought after degree program is finally coming to Stillwater. Oklahoma State University’s work to prepare health care professionals and enhance the health of Oklahoma took another step forward with the university welcoming its first class of nursing students to campus this fall. The new Bachelor of Science in Nursing on the flagship campus will help meet Oklahoma’s ongoing and critical shortage of nurses. Read More

A Record-Setting Give Orange

On April 4-5, Give Orange 2023 included a record 2,383 donors and raised $1,200,941 thanks to a significant increase in campaign ambassadors and the generosity of the Oklahoma State University Foundation Board of Governors. Read More

New deans for OSU Agriculture, Business speak on their vision for the future

Dr. Jayson L. Lusk has returned to the Cowboy family as Oklahoma State University’s vice president and dean of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Read More

2023 Women for OSU Symposium recognizes leaders in philanthropy

With more than 640 in attendance, the 2023 Women for OSU Symposium’s recordbreaking crowd celebrated the power of women in philanthropy and another significant milestone — the program’s 15th anniversary. Read More

Animal Kingdom: OSU College of Veterinary Medicine celebrates 75 years of serving the state

In Oklahoma, veterinary medicine research starts in Stillwater. If a practice is hiring a veterinarian from an in-state university, they are coming from Stillwater. When an animal — large or small — gets sick and needs help using the newest advances in medicine, they come to Stillwater. Read More

Pawsitive Impact: OSU celebrates a decade of dogs with Pete's Pet Posse

Between the demands of school, work and keeping up with friends, it feels like the weight of the world is crashing down on you. During a slight break in your busy schedule, you take a second to sit on the nearest bench and decompress when you’re greeted by a dog excited to spend a few minutes with you. Immediately, pressure is lifted and getting through your day seems much easier than it did before you sat down. Read More

To read more OSU news from the past year, visit: https://news.okstate.edu/archive/


Thousands of donors generously gave to OSU in the past fiscal year. Below is a brief insight into our financial performance in FY23. Click here to view full FY23 audited financials.

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The OSU Foundation Board of Trustees and its Investment Committee have adopted an investment strategy to provide current spending while preserving the long-range purchasing power of the endowments and prudently managing risk. To learn more, view the 2023 Endowment Report.