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Washington reappointed to Eastern Oklahoma State College Board of Regents

8/21/2014

WILBURTON, OK (Aug. 21, 2014) – Loise Washington of McAlester was recently reappointed by Gov. Mary Fallin to serve another seven-year term as a member of the Eastern Oklahoma State College Board of Regents. Regent Washington was sworn in by Wilburton Mayor Stephen Brinlee at the Board’s regular meeting on Aug. 15.

"On behalf of Eastern Oklahoma State College, we are excited that Governor Fallin supported the reappointment of Loise Washington to the Board of Regents. We also appreciate that Senator Larry Boggs was willing to carry forward Governor Fallin's nomination to the Senate Education Committee,” said Eastern President Dr. Stephen E. Smith. “Regent Washington has been a tremendous asset to the Board and we value her support of our administration, faculty, staff and students."

Washington, who is now retired, worked with former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Carl Albert as an appointment and scheduling secretary from 1971 until 1977 in Washington, D.C. She continued working as an administrative assistant for the Speaker in McAlester from 1977 to 1998. She also served as Executive Coordinator for Local Workforce Development Council in McAlester from 2001-2003. Washington has been involved in numerous community and state organizations including Leadership Oklahoma, McAlester Rotary Club, Beta Iota of E.S.A., McAlester Economic Development Board, McAlester Public Library Board and Tri-County Leadership Advisory Board.

Also at the meeting, board members elected officers for the upcoming year. Regent Teresa Jackson of Hartshorne was elected chair of the board, Brian Lott of McAlester was named Vice Chair and Burl Williams of Stigler was elected to serve as secretary. Other members include Monte McAlester of Wilburton, Denton McNutt of Stuart and Carl D. Wooldridge of Wilburton.

"On behalf of the Eastern Board of Regents, we are pleased that Regent Jackson is willing to serve as Chair,” Smith said. “She is an alumnus of Eastern and exhibits great pride in our institution."


Loise Washington of McAlester was recently reappointed to serve another seven-year term as a member of the Eastern Oklahoma State College Board of Regents. She was sworn in by Wilburton Mayor Stephen Brinlee and joined by Eastern President Dr. Stephen E. Smith (far left) and Regent Teresa Jackson (far right).


Loise Washington (second from right) is congratulated by (from left to right) Eastern President Dr. Stephen E. Smith, Wilburton Mayor Stephen Brinlee and Regent Teresa Jackson upon her reappointment to the Eastern Oklahoma State College Board of Regents.

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