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Oklahoma State University

Mission and Vision

Our Mission
The Doel Reed Center extends OSU's reach into another state by offering programs characterized by synergistic, multidisciplinary approaches to teaching, research, and outreach focusing on the Southwest. OSU students and life-long learners explore diverse topics in this art mecca.
Dr. Edward Walkiewicz, director of the Center, compares the experience to studying abroad because of how profoundly it has already impacted almost 100 OSU students by immersing them in such a unique culture and geographic area. It also creates a partnership with the Taos community, fostering collaboration that will meet the educational needs of both OSU and the region while stimulating the local economy.


Our Vision

The Doel Reed Center for the Arts not only benefits the OSU family and northern New Mexico. It also attracts visiting artists and scholars to produce original works, teach seminars, and collaborate with creative minds of any age or academic discipline. By establishing and growing the Center, OSU exhibits its commitment to fulfilling its land-grant mission through community partnership, developing innovative educational opportunities available to all, and significantly advancing the arts and humanities.