Former interim state health commissioner Gary Cox has been appointed as an associate dean in the University of Oklahoma's Hudson College of Public Health.
Cox's appointment is pending the university's Board of Regents' approval.
Cox will serve as associate dean for public health practice and community partnerships and as a professor in the college's department of health administration and policy.
Cox served for 10 years as the executive director of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department before joining the state health department.
From 1969 to 2009, Cox worked for the Tulsa Health Department.
“Gary Cox is a nationally recognized leader in public health practice with a track record of outstanding service at the city-county, state and national level,” said Dr. Gary Raskob, dean of the Hudson College of Public Health. “We are delighted he has chosen to join our college to bring his extensive experience for the benefit our students, and to strengthen our partnerships with governmental public health and private community partners.”