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OSU Diversity Hall of Fame

Jesse B. Langston

Jesse B. Langston receiving an award

OSU Diversity Hall of Fame, Class of 2022

Jesse B. Langston graduated from OSU in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and earned an MBA from Oklahoma City University in 2002. Langston was the first Black vice president of Oklahoma Gas & Electric, where he retired in 2015.

Langston has appeared as a guest lecturer at several universities and presented in numerous seminars. He is a board member of the Institutional Diversity Development Council at OSU and has served on the President's Advisory Board for OSU-OKC.

“Today, through Dr. Kirkey’s leadership and support of many people in this room, the number of African American undergraduate students from 2010 to 2019 has increased 21 percent,” Langston said. “This success and my own personal experience is why I serve and decide to give to Diversity and Inclusion here at OSU.

Kevin E. Stephney

Kevin Stephney receiving an award

OSU Diversity Hall of Fame, Class of 2022

Kevin E. Stephney holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from OSU. He graduated in 1979 and was involved in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Campus Crusade for Christ and the Council of Partners program. Stephney spent over 35 years in an engineering position at ExxonMobil where he served in a number of technical, corporate planning and leadership roles.

Stephney also earned a master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary where he focused on theology and organizational leadership. He has worked with several nonprofit organizations to promote multicultural leadership development. Stephney’s continued support of programs focused on retention of minority students has had an impact on the advancement of diversity and inclusion at OSU.

“I’ve been watching what’s been happening at OSU for a while and I’m so impressed by the accomplishments that have been made and the progress that continues to be made,” Stephney said. “I know that’s not by accident, that can only happen through strong, committed, purposeful leadership. I commend the commitment of the university and those who have this in the forefront of their mind and in their heart. It’s a hard thing to do because there are so many societal forces that seem to have competing views, agendas and opinions about whether we even need to have diversity and inclusion. But I believe it’s the right thing to do because it’s the human thing to do.”


Ed Daniel

Ed Daniel

2019 Rising Star Award

Ed earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from OSU. He is a senior technical lead engineer working on Airborne Surveillance Command and Control Systems for the Boeing Co. He previously worked as the chief engineer for the defensive management system on the B-2 bomber for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems at Tinker Air Force Base.


He serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at OSU. Over the course of his academic and professional career, he has amassed many honors, awards, and recognitions.


In 2007, he was named the Most Promising in Industry in the Black Engineer of the Year Awards, and in 2002, he was recognized as an OSU Leadership Legacy. Daniel has a passion for ministry and community service and has spoken to minority youth nationwide about attending college and pursuing STEM degrees.

Dr. William Hogan

Ed Daniel

OSU Diversity Hall of Fame, Class of 2016

ECE alumnus Dr. William Hogan earned a bachelors degree in electrical engineering at OSU in 1965.  As an undergraduate, he served as president of the OSU Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 


In 1969, he earned his master's degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University.  Hogan returned to OSU to complete his doctoral degree in electrical engineering in 1973.  In academia, Hogan served the University of Kansas as Associate Executive Vice Chancellor before working in industry as VP of World Operations at Honeywell Inc. and VP of Corporate Operation and Quality Medtronic, Inc.


He has also served as director on several company boards and educational organizations, including White House task forces on education.


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