One more appointee from Gov. Kevin Stitt comes to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents from a enterprise qualifications.
The governor announced Friday he picked Rick Braught, of Duncan, to fill a vacant seat on OU’s best governing board, which also oversees Cameron University and Rogers Point out College.
Braught is the president of Traders Belief Co. He has led the Duncan-based mostly enterprise since 1996.
He and his spouse, Barbara, also own The Territory Golf & State Club, a golf training course and household neighborhood in Duncan.
An OU small business graduate, of each bachelor’s and master’s degree packages, Braught would fill an unexpired time period ending March 21, 2023.
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Braught mentioned he is “honored” to be appointed.
“I think improvement in all sides of our point out begins straight with how effectively we get ready our graduates to excel and direct in their preferred fields,” he claimed in a statement.
This is Stitt’s second appointment to the OU regents in the past thirty day period.
The governor chose Inasmuch Basis CEO Bob Ross on March 30 to provide a seven-yr term. He succeeded retiring board chairperson Michael Cawley, who opted to step down at the time his phrase expired in March.
Pending acceptance by the state Senate, Braught would be the most recent of Stitt’s appointees to arrive from a company or finance-relevant vocation, likewise to Cawley and regents Eric Stephenson, Anita Holloway and Rick Nagel.
“His robust enterprise acumen will make him a marvelous addition to the Board of Regents as we keep on to be certain OU is successfully equipping graduates with abilities that satisfy the desires of our state’s workforce and economic climate,” Stitt claimed in announcing Braught’s appointment.
Braught’s seat was still left vacant by 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 maker Pelco Structural right up until the firm fired in him 2019. The corporation later on accused him in court paperwork of fraud, embezzlement and breach of fiduciary responsibility.
Albert alleged in a Rogers County District Court docket lawsuit the corporation wrongfully fired him. The lawsuit, filed in 2019, is even now pending.
OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. stated Albert showed an “ardent passion” for the college.
Stitt also was complimentary of Albert adhering to the regent’s resignation.
“Phil Albert served the College of Oklahoma very well in the course of his time as a regent,” Stitt reported in a January assertion.
Reporter Nuria Martinez-Keel handles K-12 and higher schooling in the course of the condition of Oklahoma. Have a tale thought for Nuria? She can be attained at [email protected] or on Twitter at @NuriaMKeel. Support Nuria’s function and that of other Oklahoman journalists by buying a electronic subscription these days at subscribe.oklahoman.com.
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