Thursday, March 31, 2011
Lt. Governor Lamb to speak at OSU-Tulsa’s Graduation Ceremony
TULSA (March 31, 2011) – Lt. Governor Todd Lamb will serve as the keynote speaker for Oklahoma State University-Tulsa’s graduation ceremony on May 9 at 7 p.m. in The Pavilion at Expo Square.
"As an OSU alumnus and distinguished public servant, Lt. Governor Lamb is an excellent choice to speak to our newest graduates,” said Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU’s Center for Health Sciences. “His leadership skills and commitment to service are qualities that graduates could model in their own careers. We look forward to hearing about his experiences and celebrating OSU’s class of 2011.”
He worked on the campaign staff of gubernatorial candidate Frank Keating in 1993 and later served in the governor’s administration for four years. In 1998, Lamb became a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service and worked on domestic and international protection assignments during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. Following the terrorist attacks, he was assigned to portions of the 9/11 investigation.
Lamb was elected to his first term in the Oklahoma Senate in 2004, representing northwest Oklahoma City and Edmond. He was re-elected in 2008 and in 2009, became the first Republican Majority Floor Leader in state history.
Approximately 645 OSU-Tulsa undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in this year’s graduation ceremony. Douglas Henderson, director of the OSU Cowboy Marching Band, will lead a pre-ceremony concert beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Lamb, along with Gov. Mary Fallin, will also be the featured speaker for the OSU Commencement Ceremony on May 7 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. Fallin is scheduled for the first ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and Lamb will speak at the second and third ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
For more information about OSU-Tulsa’s graduation ceremony, call 918-594-8164 or visit www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu/graduation.