Regent julie carson
Julie K. Carson was appointed to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in 2006 by Gov. Brad Henry for a term of nine years. During the past few years, Carson has been involved in politics and community affairs, working as treasurer for the congressional campaigns of her husband Brad.
Carson has also been involved in a variety of community service activities, including service on the board of directors of the Claremore Public School Foundation, Tri-County Court-Appointed Special Advocates and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Rogers County. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma. She has also served as a member of the RSU Community Advisory Board.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., Carson relocated with her family to Tulsa, where she attended and graduated from Jenks Public Schools. She attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and completed her undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University, where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She earned her law degree from The University of Tulsa and was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in 1998.
Carson began her career working in international business for MCI WorldCom as manager of geographic expansion planning and staff attorney. In those positions, she managed international network interconnection contracts and developed analytical models to identify strategic locations where MCI WorldCom could expand its international data network. Previously, she served as a financial analyst for Superstar Satellite Entertainment (now TV Guide).
Carson and her husband live in Claremore with their son, Jack David.