The Oklahoma State University-Tulsa Board of Trustees elected new officers for the 2015-16 year during its September board meeting,
Former Oklahoma Sen. Charles Ford was selected as board chairman. Sean Kouplen, chairman and chief executive officer of Regent Bank, was named vice chairman and Brett Lessley, president of Griffin Management Inc., will serve as board secretary.
“We are pleased to have these respected community leaders serving as officers for the board of trustees for the coming year,” said OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett. “They have demonstrated a strong commitment to success of OSU-Tulsa and their expertise continues to be invaluable for the university.”
In addition to the officers, the OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees includes Robyn Ewing, senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Williams Cos.; Ed Keller, former chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase Oklahoma; Tucker Link, chairman and founder of Knightsbridge Investments; Dr. Trudy Milner, family medicine physician; Pete Patel, president and chief executive officer of Promise Hotels; and Henry Primeaux, former owner of Primeaux Kia. Link and Milner are also members of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents.
The trustees advise OSU-Tulsa on administrative and student services, facilities management, academic offerings and other campus matters.
The board consists of nine members, with seven appointed for seven-year terms by the governor and approved by the Oklahoma Senate and two who are members of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents.