Update: Meeting Soon!
Dr. Pink, VP of Academic Affairs here at OSU-OKC, will be meeting with President Shirley and the "Gatekeeper" to the Regents. So far the main reasons they are giving for not wanting to intstitute the bachelors is the "historically 2 year nature" of OSU-OKC and the stipulation from RID that the Bachelors for National testing doesn't have to be in interpreting. Of course the first reason is outdated (OSU-OKC has a Bachelors on campus as well as the 3 year program that interpreting currently is) and the loophole from RID doesn't mean that we learn more in the field of interpreting by getting a bachelors in General Students or Dance Theater. Keep pushing the petition. Write letters. Ask companies or businesses that use interpreting services for Deaf clients or employees to contact me or please send me their info and I will contact them to add them to the research I'm collecting regarding interpreting services in Oklahoma.