The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society will honor Bill Ivy, Ph.D., nine other individuals, and, collectively, generations of the Benedictine Monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey for leadership and service to higher education with induction to the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.
The 25th annual induction ceremony and banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Ivy spent his 40-year career in higher education focused on student success and raising aspirations of students through administrative service. Most recently, he served as Senior Adviser to the President and Board Liaison at Tulsa Community College (TCC). He also spent time at Pittsburg State University in Kansas as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success. However, the majority of his career was at OSU, where he started as a career counselor, then became Director of Arts and Sciences Student Academic Services and rose to Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management. He remains an adjunct faculty member at TCC.
The Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to recognize and honor individuals, living and deceased, whose achievement and leadership in scholarship, teaching, research, administration, staff support, outreach, and public service have brought honor and distinction to higher education in our state. This year represents the 24th year to honor these individuals’ distinguished contributions.