President Jerry Steward is a lifelong Oklahoma resident. His passion for education began early in life—he credits education as his key to escaping poverty, broadening his worldview, and expanding his career opportunities.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Steward is a former member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives where he was Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) President Jerry Steward has been selected to receive the 2016 INSIGHT into Diversity Giving Back Award. This is the only award that honors presidents and chancellors of colleges and universities who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties and give back to their campuses and communities.