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July 28, 2016 - Higher Education Chancellor Elected SHEEO Executive Committee treasurer  RSS feed

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Photo of Chancellor Glen D. Johnson.Oklahoma State System of Higher Education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson was recently elected treasurer of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Executive Committee. The role is one of only three elected officer positions at SHEEO.

“Glen Johnson is a visionary leader who brings to SHEEO and the nation an unparalleled understanding of how to use information to advance student success and meet state education and workforce needs,” said George Pernsteiner, president of SHEEO.

Johnson was previously elected to the Executive Committee in 2015 and 2014, and also served consecutive two-year terms in 2008 and 2010. The Executive Committee is responsible for shaping SHEEO’s federal priorities and strategies and for leading its communications with Congress, the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies.

“I am honored to serve as treasurer for SHEEO’s Executive Committee,” said Johnson. “It is a privilege to work collaboratively with other officers and members to ensure that state system graduates continue to receive a quality higher education that provides the skills required to meet workforce demands in today’s dynamic, global economy.”

SHEEO, the national association of the chief executives of statewide governing boards and coordinating boards for postsecondary education, assists state efforts to develop and sustain excellent systems of higher education.

Johnson was named chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education in January 2007 following a national search. Before assuming the role of chancellor, he served as the 16th president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant for 10 years. He was also director of public policy and adjunct professor of law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Prior to his work at OU, he served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1982 to 1996 and was speaker of the House from 1990 to 1996. At the time of his election as speaker, he was the youngest sitting speaker in the United States.