Office of the President
Dr. Steadman Upham was named university president effective October 1, 2012.
Upham led TU for eight years before retiring June 30, 2012. Under Upham's leadership, TU saw unprecedented achievements, raising more than $700 million and rising to #86 among national research universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey.
In the fall of 2012, the TU Board of Trustees expressed their confidence in Upham with a request that he return to the president's office to lead TU through another successful period of growth and development. Upham has long been respected by students, faculty, alumni and friends of the university.
As a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting institution, The University of Tulsa provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality in the arts, humanities, sciences, business, education, engineering, law, nursing, and applied health sciences. TU welcomed its largest freshman class ever in fall 2012.
During the past decade, TU has achieved a remarkable transformation through strategic enhancements to its curriculum, student experience, research enterprise, community partnerships, and physical campus. The university is currently ranked #83 among U.S. doctoral universities. For the first time in the school’s history, TU’s College of Law is ranked in the Top 100 law schools by U.S. News. And for two years in a row, TU’s Collins College of Business is ranked among the nation’s Top 100 business schools by Businessweek.