Friday, June 15, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Fallin today announced appointments to the board of regents for Redlands Community College, Oklahoma City Community College, Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, Seminole State College, Northern Oklahoma College, Western Oklahoma State College, Carl Albert State College, Murray State College and Eastern Oklahoma State College. The governor also announced appointments to the board of the Regional University System of Oklahoma, the board of Langston University-Oklahoma City and Langston University-Tulsa, and the board for the McCurtain County Higher Education Program. The appointments all were confirmed by the state Senate during the 2012 legislative session.
Board of Regents for Redlands Community College
Jim Kitch of Yukon owns Oklahoma Tag of Yukon. He is the current president of the Oklahoma Tag Agent Group. Kitch previously served as mayor and on the Yukon City Council. He received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Kitch is replacing Terry Dean who resigned and will serve as a resident of Canadian County.
Board of Regents for Oklahoma City Community College
Jim White of Oklahoma City is the interim pastor at First Baptist Church of Yukon. He previously served on the board of trustees of Oklahoma Baptist University. White received a bachelor’s degree in history from Oklahoma Baptist University and a master’s degree in divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is being reappointed to the board and will serve as a resident inside the district.
Board of Regents for Tulsa Community College
Paul Cornell of Tulsa is the deputy chief executive officer of SpiritBank. He is a member of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association National Board of Directors, a member of the Oklahoma Heritage Foundation board and chairman of the Tulsa Community College Foundation board. Cornell earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University. He is replacing Jana Shoulders and will serve in Position Two on the board.
Board of Trustees for Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Glenda Love of Tulsa is the president and chief executive officer of the Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa. She is a chairman of the OSU Tulsa UCT Authority and is on the board of trustees for OSU-Tulsa. Love earned a bachelor’s degree from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas. She is being reappointed to the board and will serve on Position Six.
Board of Regents of Seminole State College
Mike Ervin of Wewoka is the executive director of Oklahoma Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors. From 1994-2002, he was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and he served on the board of directors of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole. Ervin earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Mid-America Christian University and a master’s in business administration from Cameron University. He is replacing William Huser and will serve as a resident of Seminole County.
Marci Donaho of Seminole is the executive director of Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum. She previously worked as a teacher. Donaho earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Arizona State University and a master’s in liberal studies from the University of Oklahoma. She has served on the board since 2005 and is being reappointed.
Board of Regents for the Northern Oklahoma College
Rex Horning of Stillwater is the president of Stillwater National Bank. He is a board member on the Oklahoma State University Center for Innovation and Economic Development and serves as a trustee for the Oklahoma State University Foundation. Horning earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from OSU and graduated from the Rutgers University Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He is replacing Jesse Mendez and will serve as a member who works in the banking profession and lives in Payne County.
Board of Regents of Western Oklahoma State College
A. Dean Graumann of Granite is owner and operator of Graumann Farms. He previously served on the Granite Public Schools Board of Education. Graumann is an active member of the Granite Educational Enrichment Foundation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Tulsa. Graumann is being reappointed to the board.
Board of Regents for Carl Albert State College
Jerry Hetherington of Sallisaw is the president of Sallisaw Lumber Company. He formerly served as the president of the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce and the Oklahoma Lumber Association. Hetherington earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.