The Honorable Robert Henry
President, Oklahoma City University
Robert Henry became the 17th president of Oklahoma City University in 2010. His long-standing relationship with OCU began in 1991 when he joined the faculty of the OCU School of Law, where he served as Dean and Professor of Law from 1991 until 1994. From 1976 to 1986 he was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives; in 1986 and again in 1990, he was elected Attorney General of Oklahoma. He was later appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where he served as Chief Judge. President Henry has also held multiple teaching positions, at Oklahoma Baptist University, the University of Tulsa, and the University of Oklahoma. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Devon Energy, LSB Industries, Inc., the Oklahoma Heritage Association, the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and the OKC Allied Arts. Additionally, he serves on several national and international boards including the advisory boards of iCivics and the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a life member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. A native of Shawnee, Oklahoma, President Henry received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Oklahoma.