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November 27, 2013

Director of OU’s Institute for Quality Communities resigns

NORMAN — Blair Humphreys, executive director of the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities, has announced his resignation from his OU position so he can transition to Humphreys Company, overseeing the planning and development of the Downtown Airpark for the Oklahoma City-based development company.

Humphreys has been affiliated with the institute for four years, serving in the leadership position of executive director for the past two-and-a-half years. 

As the first full-time director of IQC, Humphreys has been instrumental in the establishment of a strong foundation for the institute and will continue his connection to the college by teaching and lecturing when his schedule allows.

Under his guidance, IQC has evolved to become a leading source of placemaking and urban design expertise in the region.

The IQC impacts communities through a variety of academic programs and events, including overseeing the college’s Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design program, as well as the Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Great Plains Community Design Studios.

The Institute for Quality Communities was established in 2008 by OU President David L. Boren to enhance the quality communities throughout Oklahoma and around the world.

The IQC is uniquely positioned alongside the College of Architecture’s Divisions of Architecture, Regional and City Planning, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Construction Science.

An international search for a new executive director has commenced. The executive director is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of IQC programs and initiatives and collaborates with college administrators and division directors.

The committee will look for candidates who possess the passion, expertise and experience necessary to successfully advance the IQC and its objective of shaping quality communities in Oklahoma.

Interested applicants can find more information at jobs.ou.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=82346 or by calling the College of Architecture at 325-2444.

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