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January 30, 2018 - Oklahoma Higher Education to Honor Senator Roger Thompson

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What: 2017 Distinguished Service Award Presentation

When: 9 a.m., February 1, 2018

Where: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Regents Conference Room, 655 Research Parkway, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Who: Senator Roger Thompson, State Regents for Higher Education, Chancellor Glen D. Johnson, the Council of College and University Presidents and representatives from Oklahoma public higher education

Why: Chancellor Johnson will present the 2017 Distinguished Service Award to Sen. Thompson for his support of higher education in his role as a member of the Oklahoma State Senate and for his leadership as a member of the Appropriations and Education Committees; for his efforts to restore funding to higher education and minimize budget cuts to higher education during the 2017 regular session; for his ongoing support of the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program; and for his commitment to public safety through his efforts to maintain the current law with regard to weapons on campus.