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Dr. Larinee Dennis

Chief Academic Officer
Dean of Business, Health, Science and Education
Professor of Education

Office Location Bailey Business Center, 113
Phone (Office) 405.585.4253


Before coming to OBU, Dr. Dennis served as vice president for academic administration at Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU). She served at HLGU from 2008-2021 as a professor of education and experienced administrator. She spent several years teaching in public schools in Missouri before launching her career in higher education. Dr. Dennis is married to her college sweetheart (Chris) and together they have three children Jachin, Jada and Jaina.


  • Ph.D., New Mexico State University
  • M.S.E., University of Missouri
  • B.S.E., Hannibal-LaGrange College