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President Todd G. Lamb

Headshot of UCO President Todd Lamb, J.D.Todd G. Lamb became the University of Central Oklahoma’s 22nd President July 1, 2023, marking a new chapter in a distinguished career that spans public service, statewide elected office, private law practice and business ownership. In his role leading Oklahoma’s metropolitan university, President Lamb ensures the Central team remains focused on educating students through transformative learning and meeting the critical workforce needs of our state and nation.

President Lamb champions a commitment throughout campus to what he has coined “The B.R.O.N.C.H.O. Way” – Being Reflective of Our Neighborhood, Community, History and Oklahoma. This commitment connects the University mission and values to relevant action that ensures accessibility to a quality university education for students. 

Born in Enid, Oklahoma, President Lamb earned his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University, also attending classes at UCO during his undergrad pursuit. He earned a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University.

Early in his career, Lamb was a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service. He was appointed to the Joint Terrorism Task Force and was assigned to portions of the 9/11 investigation. He also served on details protecting President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.

Following his tenure with the U.S. Secret Service, President Lamb worked on the staff of U.S. Senator Don Nickles. He was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2004  where he represented portions of Edmond and northwest Oklahoma City. He rose to the position of Majority Floor Leader during his Senate tenure.

President Lamb was elected as the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Oklahoma, a position he held from 2011 to 2019. During his time in elected office at the Oklahoma State Capitol, he served in a number of leadership roles, focusing on educational, financial and commerce matters. He also was the recipient of the Oklahoma State Regents Distinguished Service Award for his dedication to strengthening higher education in Oklahoma.  

Upon reentering the private sector in 2019, he was involved in a number of private business ventures, including the practice of law, focusing on business and governmental matters.

President Lamb’s diverse background in government, law, financial management and industry is helping guide UCO into the future as a leading university in career readiness.

President Lamb has been married to his wife, Monica, for 28 years. A longtime educator, she most recently taught at Cashion Public Schools.  Monica stepped away from the classroom to commit herself to serving UCO students, faculty and staff as the University’s First Lady. The Lambs have two children.