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Eric Polak, 39

Interim Vice President for Administration & Finance, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa
Polak has the tedious job of overseeing and being accountable for the comprehensive financial management of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. In addition to that, he coordinates the administrative service departments that provide various services to OSU Center for Health Sciences. Active in his church, Polak says he believes the biggest impact he makes is mentoring youth and supporting local missions, like providing beds to Tulsa school children or constructing water wells in Africa. Polak also hopes that OSU Center for Health Sciences continues to make a positive impact in Tulsa. “The mission of the OSU Center for Health Sciences is critical to the future of our state, he says. “By continuing to support those at CHS who are producing the next generation of physicians for rural and underserved Oklahoma, I’ll be doing my part to provide for the economic health of our state as well as providing healthcare access for underserved communities.”