A different appointee from Gov. Kevin Stitt comes to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents from a business enterprise history.
The governor introduced Friday he selected Rick Braught, of Duncan, to fill a vacant seat on OU’s major governing board, which also oversees Cameron University and Rogers Point out University.
Braught is the president of Buyers Have confidence in Co. He has led the Duncan-centered business enterprise given that 1996.
He and his wife, Barbara, also very own The Territory Golfing & Place Club, a golfing training course and residential neighborhood in Duncan.
An OU business graduate, of both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, Braught would fill an unexpired time period ending March 21, 2023.
Braught mentioned he is “honored” to be appointed.
“I believe that enhancement in all facets of our state starts directly with how properly we get ready our graduates to excel and lead in their picked fields,” he said in a statement.
The governor chose Inasmuch Basis CEO Bob Ross on March 30 to serve a 7-year term. He succeeded retiring board chairperson Michael Cawley, who opted to step down as soon as his term expired in March.
Pending approval by the condition Senate, Braught would be the most current of Stitt’s appointees to come from a company or finance-associated career, equally to Cawley and regents Eric Stephenson, Anita Holloway and Rick Nagel.
“His potent business enterprise acumen will make him a marvelous addition to the Board of Regents as we keep on to make certain OU is productively equipping graduates with expertise that satisfy the desires of our state’s workforce and economic climate,” Stitt said in asserting Braught’s appointment.
Braught’s seat was remaining vacant by yet another 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 monetary crimes.
He was the president of Claremore metal pole producer Pelco Structural right up until the company fired in him 2019. The business later on accused him in court docket files of fraud, embezzlement and breach of fiduciary duty.
Albert alleged in a Rogers County District Court docket lawsuit the business wrongfully fired him. The lawsuit, submitted in 2019, is nevertheless pending.
OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. claimed Albert showed an “ardent enthusiasm” for the college.
Stitt also was complimentary of Albert subsequent the regent’s resignation.
“Phil Albert served the University of Oklahoma perfectly throughout his time as a regent,” Stitt said in a January statement.
Reporter Nuria Martinez-Keel covers K-12 and larger instruction in the course of the point out of Oklahoma. Have a story concept for Nuria? She can be arrived at at [email protected] or on Twitter at @NuriaMKeel. Assistance Nuria’s perform and that of other Oklahoman journalists by purchasing a digital membership right now at subscribe.oklahoman.com.
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