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October 2012

Former OSU-OKC President Named to Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame

OSU-Oklahoma City’s former president, Dr. Jerry D. Carroll, was posthumously named to the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame Class of 2012 by the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society. Dr. Carroll was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his lifetime of dedication and commitment to Oklahoma higher education.

“I believe [Jerry D. Carroll] earned this distinction because he truly loved what he did and he did it so very well,” says Jan Carroll, Dr. Carroll’s widow. “He was a product of Oklahoma higher education having received degrees from Connors State College, Northeastern State University at Tahlequah, and Oklahoma State University. His service to higher education was never just a job; it was his calling.”

The Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame was established in 1994 to recognize and honor individuals, living and deceased, for outstanding meritorious service to higher education in Oklahoma. To be eligible for induction, an individual must have been employed by one or more institutions of public and private higher education in Oklahoma on a full-time basis for a minimum of 10 years. The Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame Class of 2012 is:

Florence G. Birdwell (Oklahoma City, OK) – Oklahoma City University
Dr. Bill W. Burgess, Jr. (Lawton, OK) – Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Dr. Jerry D. Carroll (Oklahoma City, OK) – Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City
Dr. Don C. Davis (Lawton, OK) – Cameron University
Dr. John H. Feaver (Chickasha, OK) – University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Dr. Beulah M. Hirschlein (Stillwater, OK) – Oklahoma State University
Dr. Robert E. Howard (Tulsa, OK) – University of Tulsa
Sul H. Lee (Norman, OK) – University of Oklahoma
Dr. Kenneth E. Starling (Norman, OK) – University of Oklahoma
Dr. Douglas W. Voth (Oklahoma City, OK) – OU Health Sciences Center
Charles Banks Wilson (Miami, OK) – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

“I want to believe that Dr. Carroll will be looking down on us at the induction ceremony on Oct. 9,” Jan says, “smiling that wonderful smile, and feeling so proud of his contributions to Oklahoma higher education.”

The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society was established in 1991 as a nonprofit to support awareness of higher education’s vital role in Oklahoma history.

For more information about the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame or the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society, visit www.ohehs.org or call 405-522-0778.

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