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Home of the Pioneers!

Dr. Chad Wiginton

My name is Chad Wiginton...and I am a Pioneer! As a high school senior in 1994, I took several concurrent courses at Western. That experience started a journey for me that has proven to be one of life's greatest blessings. After enrolling as a full-time student in 1995, I took advantage of many of the same opportunities that Western still provides today. I've always said that my two years on this campus shaped me into the person I am today.

Not only has Western been an integral part of my life, but in the life of southwest Oklahoma as well. Since 1926, Western Oklahoma State College has been providing a quality, rigorous and affordable education focusing on our service area which includes Jackson, Harmon, Kiowa, Tillman, and Greer counties. As an institution, we are committed to the success of each and every student that walks onto this campus and engages in our high touch-high tech online courses.

Our Board of Regents, administration, faculty and staff, look forward to assisting you in any way possible during your adventure at Western and welcome you into our Pioneer family. This is a family that is rich in academic, athletic and student services traditions which places the highest priority on student success. As your president, my proudest moment will be the day I present you with a diploma. So, stop by the office and let's practice that handshake so we will both be prepared on graduation day!


Chad Wiginton, Ed.D - President


Board of Regents   Executive Council Team


What is Western Oklahoma State College?

  • About

    Western Oklahoma State College, established as Altus Junior College in 1926, is the oldest original municipal two-year college still in existence in Oklahoma...
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  • Vision

    Western Oklahoma State College aspires to be the outstanding and innovative community college known for its focus on student success and its service to community and regional development.
  • Mission

    The mission of Western Oklahoma State College is to provide high quality education while ensuring equity, supporting student success, and empowering individuals to become productive members of diverse local, regional, and global communities.