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Wooldridge sworn in as member of the Eastern Oklahoma State College Board of Regents

8/20/2012


WILBURTON, OK (Aug. 20, 2012) – Wilburton Mayor Stephen Brinlee swore in Carl D. Wooldridge as the newest member of the Eastern Oklahoma State College Board of Regents at the Board’s regular meeting on Aug. 17. The Wilburton native and local businessman will serve a seven-year term ending June 1, 2019.

“I hope I become an asset to this college, just as the college is an asset to this community,” Wooldridge said upon his swearing-in.

Wooldridge is the chief executive officer of Latimer State Bank in Wilburton and has been president of the Wilburton-based Wooldridge Oil Company since 1967. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Latimer County Rural Water District.

The membership of the Eastern Board of Regents is made up of seven people appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Senator Richard Lerblance of Hartshorne carried Gov. Fallin’s nomination of Wooldridge to the Senate Education Committee for confirmation.

Wooldridge replaces John Shero of Wilburton who completed his seven-year term this year. Other regents include Chair Loise Washington of McAlester, Vice Chair Teresa Jackson of Hartshorne, Secretary Brian Lott of McAlester, Audrey Balentine of Wister, Burl Williams of Stigler and Denton McNutt of Stuart.

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Eastern President Dr. Stephen Smith (left), Wilburton Mayor Stephen Brinlee and Regent Loise Washington (far right) welcome Carl D. Wooldridge as the newest member of the Eastern Oklahoma State College Board of Regents after his swearing-in on Aug. 16.

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