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SOSU president leaving post for OU position

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SOSU President Sean Burrage speaks to KTEN in February, 2019. (File/KTEN) SOSU President Sean Burrage speaks to KTEN in February, 2019. (File/KTEN)

DURANT, Okla. -- Southeastern Oklahoma State University President Sean Burrage announced Friday he is leaving the school to accept a position at the University of Oklahoma.

"This was a very difficult decision, as the past five years at Southeastern have been the most professionally gratifying years of my life," Burrage said in a written statement. "Southeastern is positioned on a path to continued success, with record enrollment this fall, while experiencing financial stability."

Burrage, an OU graduate, said his ties to the university include a previous position in the president's office.

Burrage will take the title of vice president for executive affairs at OU, saying he plans to begin his new position in mid-October.

The former Oklahoma state senator, attorney and Choctaw Nation member has led SOSU since July 2014.

Burrage took a leave of absence from Southeastern in April to participate in an alcohol treatment program.

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