Dr. Carl O. Westbrook
Dr. Carl O. Westbrook was the thirteenth president of Connors State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. He was the first Connors president who came to the job with presidential experience at the community college level from Colorado.
During Westbrook’s tenure, Connors’ branch campus in Muskogee became a reality. Associate Degree program offerings were increased. A library and other campus buildings were built or extensively remodeled. Intercollegiate sports programs were expanded to include women’s softball and men and women’s tennis. National basketball and livestock judging championships were achieved during his tenure. Connors acquired 1,316 acres of land south of Warner that includes farmland, wetlands, and wildlife habitat.
Four months after Westbrook’s retirement from Connors, the Oklahoma State University A&M Board of Regents asked him to serve as the interim president of Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell. Westbrook retired from OPSU in 1996.