An additional appointee from Gov. Kevin Stitt arrives to the College of Oklahoma Board of Regents from a enterprise history.
The governor announced Friday he chosen Rick Braught, of Duncan, to fill a vacant seat on OU’s top rated governing board, which also oversees Cameron College and Rogers Point out College.
Braught is the president of Investors Trust Co. He has led the Duncan-centered small business considering that 1996.
He and his wife, Barbara, also individual The Territory Golf & Region Club, a golf training course and household local community in Duncan.
An OU organization graduate, of both of those bachelor’s and master’s diploma packages, Braught would fill an unexpired phrase ending March 21, 2023.
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Braught explained he is “honored” to be appointed.
“I think enhancement in all sides of our condition starts instantly with how effectively we prepare our graduates to excel and lead in their picked out fields,” he stated in a statement.
This is Stitt’s 2nd appointment to the OU regents in the earlier thirty day period.
The governor chose Inasmuch Basis CEO Bob Ross on March 30 to provide a seven-year term. He succeeded retiring board chairperson Michael Cawley, who opted to action down at the time his phrase expired in March.
Pending acceptance by the condition Senate, Braught would be the hottest of Stitt’s appointees to arrive from a business enterprise or finance-similar job, similarly to Cawley and regents Eric Stephenson, Anita Holloway and Rick Nagel.
“His potent company acumen will make him a marvelous addition to the Board of Regents as we continue to make sure OU is effectively equipping graduates with capabilities that fulfill the demands of our state’s workforce and economy,” Stitt explained in announcing Braught’s appointment.
Braught’s seat was left vacant by an additional businessman, Phil Albert, who was appointed to the board in 2016 by then-Gov. Mary Fallin.
Albert resigned from the regents in January amid allegations of economical crimes.
He was the president of Claremore metal pole producer Pelco Structural right up until the enterprise fired in him 2019. The firm later accused him in courtroom files of fraud, embezzlement and breach of fiduciary responsibility.
Albert alleged in a Rogers County District Courtroom lawsuit the business wrongfully fired him. The lawsuit, filed in 2019, is nevertheless pending.
OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. stated Albert showed an “ardent passion” for the college.
Stitt also was complimentary of Albert subsequent the regent’s resignation.
“Phil Albert served the College of Oklahoma very well during his time as a regent,” Stitt explained in a January assertion.
Reporter Nuria Martinez-Keel covers K-12 and greater schooling through the state of Oklahoma. Have a story concept for Nuria? She can be achieved at [email protected] or on Twitter at @NuriaMKeel. Assistance Nuria’s function and that of other Oklahoman journalists by paying for a electronic membership currently at subscribe.oklahoman.com.
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