UM Higher Education Alumnus William A. Ivy (Ph.D. 82) will be inducted into Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in November 2018.
The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society inducts nominees who are qualified and as a faculty member, administrator or staff for a minimum of 10 years and demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching, research, administration, outreach or public service in Oklahoma.
Ivy is being inducted after working at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater as the assistant vice president for enrollment management.
“It is especially gratifying that I’m the first inductee in the Hall’s 20+ years who spent most of his professional career in academic advising and enrollment management,” Ivy said. “I am proud that my induction also serves in a way to recognize the contributions of these deserving professionals,” Ivy says in reflecting on his induction.”
He has continued his service to students throughout his career. Ivy’s position of Director of Arts & Sciences Student Academic Services gave him the opportunity to have day-to-day interaction with students and faculty. He also worked with Phi Eta Sigma, freshman honor society and earned a Distinguished Service Award at the organization’s national convention. He has served on several selection committees and has given numerous presentations at conferences.
Ivy earned his Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi, where he was awarded a University Fellowship. He earned his master’s degrees at Henderson State University and the University of Memphis and his B.A. degree with special distinction from Arkansas State University.