A northwest Oklahoma native, Professor Tony Cornforth began his career with OSSM in 2002 as the inaugural math professor at the Ardmore regional center. From 2004 to 2007, he was a faculty member at the residential campus in the math department. In 2007, Professor Cornforth helped launch the Wayne Regional Center as the inaugural physics instructor, later taking over both the math and science teaching duties. During his 14 years at this regional center, 287 students completed the program and experienced incredible success in improving their ACT scores and earning top scores on AP exams. Additionally, Professor Cornforth had 17 Oklahoma Academic All-State students. In 2021, he returned to the residential campus for a second stint as part of the math department faculty. In January of 2023, he was unanimously elected by the Board of Trustees to be the third president of OSSM.
“OSSM is the exemplar of science and math education and academic pursuit in Oklahoma. Our sacred mission is to provide premier academic opportunities for our talented high school students. We should zealously and relentlessly pursue this mission.”
-President Tony Cornforth