National Security Agency Partners with RSU to Boost STEM Careers

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Rogers State University has signed an Education Partnership Agreement with the National Security Agency. Through the partnership, the NSA seeks to increase its employee pipeline of underrepresented populations in the science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields.

“We are pleased to enter into this agreement,” RSU President Dr. Larry Rice said. “This collaboration not only benefits both organizations but provides opportunities for our students to be competitive in the marketplace upon completing their education.”

The partnership offers unique research and educational opportunities for RSU students and faculty. Under the agreement, NSA personnel will provide students with academic and career advice.

RSU Assistant Professor of History and Political Science Dr. David Bath will serve as the university’s liaison to NSA. Bath is a retired United States Air Force commissioned officer with more than 20 years of experience in intelligence, surveillance and counterterrorism. He holds a doctorate in history from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in strategic intelligence from the National Intelligence University and a bachelor’s degree in History from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Rogers State University is the Tulsa metro’s four-year public regional university offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Tracing its roots back to 1909, the university has a long legacy of service to the state and nation. RSU’s predecessor institution, the Oklahoma Military Academy, operated from 1919-1971. Today RSU has its main residential campus in Claremore with branch campuses in Bartlesville and Pryor.