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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kouplen, Lessley appointed to OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees

Kouplen, left, and Lessley
Kouplen, left, and Lessley

Two Tulsa-area business leaders were recently appointed to the OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees. Sean Kouplen, chairman and CEO of Regent Bank, and Brett Lessley, president of Griffin Management, Inc., will fill open positions on the board.

“Brett Lessley and Sean Kouplen are outstanding business leaders who will provide valuable experience in their oversight of OSU-Tulsa,” said OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett. “Their shared knowledge and experience will be valuable assets while the university addresses the higher education needs of our city.”

Kouplen and Lessley join OSU-Trustees Henry Primeaux, chair, Robyn Ewing, Charles Ford, Ed Keller, Tucker Link, Glenda Love and Dr. Trudy Milner. Link and Milner are also on the OSU/A&M Board of Regents.

The trustees oversee operations on the OSU-Tulsa campus, advising on administrative and student services, facilities management and academic offerings. The board also reviews the annual budget for OSU-Tulsa prior to its presentation to the OSU/A&M Board of Regents. The OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees 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.

Cowboy Caravan brings Coach Gundy to Tulsa

Cowboy Caravan

Cowboys head football coach Mike Gundy will speak during Cowboy Caravan on Monday, Aug. 11 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.

The event is hosted by the OSU POSSE and OSU Alumni Association for fans in the Tulsa area to celebrate the success of OSU athletics. The Big 12 Championship trophy will be on display. Fans can meet Pistol Pete and members of the OSU Spirit Squad and purchase merchandise from the University Store. The event includes prize drawings and an activity area for children.

Tickets are $10 and children age 12 and younger are free. Proceeds from the event benefit the Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association.

Bedlam Run set for Saturday in downtown Tulsa

Bedlam Run

Albert G’s BBQ 2014 Bedlam Run presented by Williams will bring hundreds of OSU fans to the downtown area on Saturday. OSU-Tulsa is a sponsor of the annual event with several campus runners participating.

The 5K and 10K races begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 1-mile fun run at 7:35 a.m. Traffic near campus on Elgin and Greenwood avenues will be impacted by the races. Those visiting OSU-Tulsa are encouraged to use the John Hope Franklin Boulevard campus entrance off Detroit Avenue and park in Lot A.

Bedlam Run is hosted by the Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association and the OU Club of Tulsa. Proceeds from the event support scholarships for Tulsa-area students attending OSU.