About The Speaker
Dr. Phil Moss was named interim chancellor by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education at their June 29, 2006, meeting. As interim chancellor, he serves as the chief executive officer for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education until a Chancellor is named. The state system is comprised of 25 state colleges and universities, 10 constituent agencies, a higher education program, and independent colleges and universities coordinated with the state system. As interim chancellor, Moss reports to a constitutional board whose nine members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.

While serving as interim chancellor, Moss will continue in his role as vice chancellor for academic affairs. In this position, he serves as the chief academic officer for the Oklahoma State System for Higher Education and provides leadership across the divisions of Student Affairs, Pre-Collegiate Programs and Collegiate Programs. The position is responsible for the day-to-day and long-range administration of academic projects and supervision of academic personnel. Key responsibilities include: lead and support the Academic Affairs Division of the State Regents; represent the chancellor on academic issues to the Council on Instruction and other advisory bodies, including the Presidents’ Council, Faculty Advisory Committee, Student Advisory Board and other State Regents’ councils; develop, review and study academic policy; and evaluate institutional function and mission statements, academic plans, institutional requests related to programs and courses, program reviews, accreditation issues, technical-occupational programs and English Language Institutes.

Moss has been with the State Regents since 1996, serving as director of instructional technology, assistant vice chancellor for instructional technology, associate vice chancellor for technology, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and executive director for OneNet applications, and interim vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Prior to coming to the State Regents, Moss served Western Oklahoma State College from 1977 to 1996 in a variety of roles, including dean of information services and distance education, director of learning resources and outreach, director of learning resources and director of instructional media.

Moss has a doctorate in adult and higher education and a master’s in educational technology, both from the University of Oklahoma, and a bachelor’s in language arts from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma).

Among his distinguished national academic recognitions are as an active member of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Electronic Campus Steering Committee and the SREB Educational Technology Cooperative, including service as co-chair of the SREB Distance Learning Policy Lab Subcommittee on Faculty Issues. He is a founding member of the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT), serves on the Advisory Committee of the Internet2 K20 Initiative, and has been active in leadership positions in both WCET of the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education and EDUCAUSE. He has served as a board member on the Higher Education Alumni Council of Oklahoma, as president of the Higher Education Telecommunications Association of Oklahoma, president of the Oklahoma Distance Learning Association, and as an officer in the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges. He currently serves on the advisory board of the DaVinci Institute and is on the Board of Directors of Creative Oklahoma, Inc.

Moss and his wife Peggy have three children and reside in Norman.