A new regent for Seminole State College has been confirmed by the state Senate.
Seminole County resident Jimmie “Curtis” Morgan has been appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin to serve on the Seminole State College Board of Regents. He will replace Regent Jeff Miller whose term on the Board expires at the end of June, 2013.
The appointment was confirmed by the Oklahoma State Senate Education Committee on March 4 and sent to the Oklahoma State Senate for final approval.
The nomination was carried by Sen. Harry Coates (R-Seminole). Morgan’s seven-year term as a Regent concludes on July 1, 2017.
Dr. Jim Utterback, President of Seminole State College, said that Morgan has been a long-time friend and supporter of the college. “Mr. Morgan is an outstanding business leader who understands the economic needs of the community and will bring a great deal of knowledge to the Board. We are honored to have him as a member of the SSC Board of Regents. We commend Governor Fallin on this appointment,” he said.
Morgan is C.E.O. of Tiger Trucks, Inc., of Seminole, and oversees all operations of the family business. He has been with Tiger Trucks since his graduation from Seminole State College in 1981.
Morgan has been a part of the Seminole State College Booster Club since 1997 and was appointed to the Executive Board in 2008. He was inducted into the College’s Alumni Hall of Fame in 1998. He was honored as the “Oil Man of the Year” by the Oklahoma Oil Museum in 2008, and inducted into the Seminole High School Hall of Fame in 2008.
At his Senate confirmation hearing, Morgan said he was appreciative of the confidence placed in him by Governor Fallin and Senator Coates.
“Seminole State College is very important to our community and area of the state. I look forward to serving the institution as a Regent,” he said.
The seven members of the Seminole State College Board of Regents are appointed by the Governor for seven-year terms. The Regents serve as the College’s governing body and have the supervision and management responsibilities for the College.
Other members of the Board, listed by order of appointment include: Jeff Miller of McAlester, David Wilson of Seminole, Marilyn Bradford of Shawnee, Leesa Adams of Shawnee, Mike Ervin of Wewoka, Marci Donaho of Seminole, and Karen James of Seminole.