Howard Barnett

Howard Barnett was appointed by the OSU/A&M Board of Regents to succeed Dr. Gary Trennepohl as president of OSU-Tulsa on Oct. 5, 2009. Before joining OSU, President Barnett was managing director of TSF Capital in Tulsa. He earned his juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tulsa. Before the sale of the company in 1998, President Barnett was CEO of T/SF Communications Corporation, an American Stock Exchange-listed company engaged in a variety of businesses directed to the information and publishing industries. A life-long Tulsan, President Barnett served as chief of staff for Governor Frank Keating and as the Oklahoma secretary of commerce. He and his wife, Billie, are involved with many local and state civic and charitable organizations including the Tulsa Ballet, the Salvation Army, The Oklahoma Academy, and the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, and Philbrook Museum of Art.