TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa announced late Wednesday afternoon that it has fired its president, effective immediately.
In a statement obtained by KRMG, the university writes:
The University of Tulsa has announced the termination of Geoffrey Orsak as president of the institution effective immediately.
TU Executive Vice President Kevan Buck has been authorized by the board to manage the day-to-day operations of the university.
In response to a KRMG request for further information, TU spokesperson Mona Chamberlain wrote "there will be no further comment from the university tonight."
Orsak, 49, was the 18th president to serve the University of Tulsa.
He replaced Steadman Upham who retired and assumed the office in July, 2012.
Reports had circulated that Orsak would be taking a leave of absence from the university because his father was ill.
KRMG has been unable to reach Orsak for comment.