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June 6, 2003 :: Oklahoma City Physician Sworn in as State Regent

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Dr. Ronald H. White has officially assumed duties as an Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education after being sworn in recently by Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger.

White, who was appointed by Gov. Brad Henry and confirmed by the State Senate, will serve a nine-year term. He replaces Leonard J. Eaton Jr., whose term has expired.

As a State Regent, White is one of nine board members who oversee the state system of higher education.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. White to the State Regents,” said Chancellor Paul G. Risser. “His background of professional, medical and civic service will be a great asset to the board and the economic development efforts of Oklahoma higher education. It will be particularly useful to bring to the State Regents someone quite knowledgeable about medical education.”

White is president of Oklahoma Cardiovascular Associates and serves as a member of the Board of Managers for Oklahoma Heart Hospital and as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

He served two consecutive terms on the OU Board of Regents from 1977 through 1991 and was a member of the OU Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He has been a member of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric board of directors since 1989 and is a founding member of the Board of Commissioners for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

White earned his medical degree from the OU College of Medicine. He and his wife, Lynn, live in Oklahoma City and have two grown children, Mason and Melissa.