Another appointee from Gov. Kevin Stitt arrives to the College of Oklahoma Board of Regents from a organization background.
The governor declared Friday he picked Rick Braught, of Duncan, to fill a vacant seat on OU’s major governing board, which also oversees Cameron College and Rogers State College.
Braught is the president of Buyers Rely on Co. He has led the Duncan-dependent business enterprise due to the fact 1996.
He and his spouse, Barbara, also personal The Territory Golfing & Nation Club, a golfing course and residential neighborhood in Duncan.
An OU small business graduate, of the two bachelor’s and master’s diploma applications, Braught would fill an unexpired phrase ending March 21, 2023.
Braught said he is “honored” to be appointed.
“I think advancement in all sides of our condition commences straight with how very well we prepare our graduates to excel and direct in their decided on fields,” he said in a statement.
The governor selected Inasmuch Foundation CEO Bob Ross on March 30 to provide a seven-year time period. He succeeded retiring board chairperson Michael Cawley, who opted to move down at the time his expression expired in March.
Pending approval by the point out Senate, Braught would be the most recent of Stitt’s appointees to occur from a organization or finance-connected job, likewise to Cawley and regents Eric Stephenson, Anita Holloway and Rick Nagel.
“His strong organization acumen will make him a great addition to the Board of Regents as we go on to assure OU is efficiently equipping graduates with competencies that meet the wants of our state’s workforce and financial state,” Stitt reported in saying Braught’s appointment.
Braught’s seat was remaining vacant by a further 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 financial crimes.
He was the president of Claremore steel pole producer Pelco Structural until the company fired in him 2019. The firm later accused him in courtroom documents of fraud, embezzlement and breach of fiduciary obligation.
Albert alleged in a Rogers County District Courtroom lawsuit the enterprise wrongfully fired him. The lawsuit, submitted in 2019, is nevertheless pending.
OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. reported Albert confirmed an “ardent enthusiasm” for the college.
Stitt also was complimentary of Albert adhering to the regent’s resignation.
“Phil Albert served the University of Oklahoma well for the duration of his time as a regent,” Stitt explained in a January statement.
Reporter Nuria Martinez-Keel covers K-12 and better education and learning through the point out of Oklahoma. Have a tale notion for Nuria? She can be achieved at [email protected] or on Twitter at @NuriaMKeel. Guidance Nuria’s perform and that of other Oklahoman journalists by buying a electronic subscription today at subscribe.oklahoman.com.
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