John Massey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1960. He previously served as student body president at the university. He is the only student in SE’s history to receive the Outstanding Student Award for three consecutive years. Since then, Massey has established nine endowed chairs and four professorships at his alma mater.
In 1984, Massey received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Southeastern. Then, in 2005, SE renamed their School of Business after him, entitling it the John Massey School of Business. As one of its most celebrated graduates, Massey became the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association in 2015.
The governor appointed Massey to serve on the board of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. He is now in his third 9-year term, serving as Vice Chairman—unprecedented in Oklahoma for length of tenure.
In addition to its reputation as a leader and innovator in business education, the John Massey School of Business is home to the Aviation Sciences Institute at Southeastern. The far-reaching mission of the school is to prepare students to meet global challenges by emphasizing both academic and applied knowledge.
The JMSB inspires, empowers, and transforms lives and organizations and serves the common good.
Through engagement with all stakeholders, the JMSB will be recognized for its outstanding reputation, innovative educational opportunities, and its positive societal impact.
The JMSB prepares a diverse population of learners for meaningful lives, service, and careers in the fields of business, aviation, and occupational safety and health through a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement with society.
Excellence: We strive to meet high standards and are committed to continuous improvement in all areas of academics, research, and service, and encourage our stakeholders to be the best version of themselves.
Integrity: We communicate clearly and consistently with all stakeholders and hold ourselves accountable to encourage a sense of conscious capitalism and personal responsibility to all we serve.
Unity: We are committed to fulfilling our mission and vision through collaboration and collegiality while treating all members of the JMSB community with respect and dignity.
Innovation: Through innovative programs and research, we seek to promote a problem solving mindset in all stakeholders that creates lifelong learners who are resilient, resourceful, and solutions oriented.
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