In January 2010, Pauline Harris was appointed the Ombudsperson for the Oklahoma State University System, an institution comprising four campuses, two medical centers and 33,000 students. Harris concurrently serves as the Coordinator for Diversity Education in the Office of Institutional Diversity Department of Affirmative Action, a position she has held since January 2009.
Her private sector experience includes over ten years of corporate human resource and executive coaching experience. Harris earned her BS from Pittsburg State University, MA and EdD in Occupation Adult Education from Oklahoma State University. The position was previously held by Carolyn Hernandez, who also served as Director of Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator. (Oklahoma State Profile; Speakers in Arkansas.)