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Action Plan  

Priorities and Committees for 2013-14


  1. Internships – Work with employers to create internship positions within their companies.
    1. Committee Members: Rick Wetherill, East Central University, chair; Arun Tilak, Cameron University; Doug Misak, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Diane Murphy, Oklahoma Panhandle State University; and Arlie Schroder, Redlands Community College
    2. Purpose of the Committee:
    3. Goal of the Committee:

  2. Create a higher education Economic Development Reporting Template.
    1. Committee Members: Arun Tilak, Cameron University, chair; Ryan Blanton, Connors State College; Janet Wansick, Eastern Oklahoma State College; Robin Roberts Krieger, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City; Kathy Hendrick, Southeastern Oklahoma State University; Jeri Koehler, Rogers State University; and Linda Tillman, Langston University
    2. Purpose of the Committee:
    3. Goal of the Committee:
    4. Create a list of Oklahoma higher education institution websites of noncredit education, customized training and professional development and add this information to the State Regents economic development website.
    5. Update business services data on

  3. Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award Program – March 11, 2014
    1. Committee Members: Sheri Snyder, Northern Oklahoma College, chair; Janet Wansick, Eastern Oklahoma State College; Cecil Carter, Murray State College; and Kathy Harrell, Carl Albert State College
    2. Require summaries to include information on how the partnership is tied to economic development – impact numbers.

Working Committees

  1. New EDC member training scheduled for Nov. 12, 2013 – Rick Wetherill, East Central University, chair; Cecil Carter, Murray State College

  2. Economic Development Site Tour scheduled for June 10, 2014 – Ryan Blanton, Connors State College, chair

Executive Committee will identify one EDC best practice per semester to be presented at the presidents’ Economic and Community Development Committee meeting.