Duncan business leader Rick Braught appointed to OU Board of Regents
One more appointee from Gov. Kevin Stitt arrives to the College of Oklahoma Board of Regents from a business history.
The governor declared Friday he chosen Rick Braught, of Duncan, to fill a vacant seat on OU’s best governing board, which also oversees Cameron College and Rogers State College.
Braught is the president of Traders Have confidence in Co. He has led the Duncan-centered small business since 1996.
He and his wife, Barbara, also personal The Territory Golfing & Region Club, a golf study course and household group in Duncan.
An OU company graduate, of each bachelor’s and master’s diploma programs, Braught would fill an unexpired expression ending March 21, 2023.
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Braught explained he is “honored” to be appointed.
“I consider enhancement in all sides of our point out commences instantly with how effectively we get ready our graduates to excel and direct in their chosen fields,” he stated in a assertion.
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 7-calendar year time period. He succeeded retiring board chairperson Michael Cawley, who opted to stage down the moment his phrase expired in March.
Pending approval by the state Senate, Braught would be the newest of Stitt’s appointees to occur from a company or finance-associated vocation, in the same way to Cawley and regents Eric Stephenson, Anita Holloway and Rick Nagel.
“His strong enterprise acumen will make him a wonderful addition to the Board of Regents as we proceed to be certain OU is effectively equipping graduates with techniques that fulfill the demands of our state’s workforce and financial system,” Stitt reported in asserting Braught’s appointment.
Braught’s seat was remaining 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 fiscal crimes.
He was the president of Claremore steel pole company Pelco Structural until the enterprise fired in him 2019. The enterprise later on accused him in courtroom files of fraud, embezzlement and breach of fiduciary duty.
Albert alleged in a Rogers County District Court lawsuit the company wrongfully fired him. The lawsuit, submitted in 2019, is continue to pending.
OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. said Albert confirmed an “ardent passion” for the college.
Stitt also was complimentary of Albert following the regent’s resignation.
“Phil Albert served the University of Oklahoma very well for the duration of his time as a regent,” Stitt reported in a January assertion.
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