An additional appointee from Gov. Kevin Stitt arrives to the College of Oklahoma Board of Regents from a business enterprise background.

The governor announced Friday he picked Rick Braught, of Duncan, to fill a vacant seat on OU’s top rated governing board, which also oversees Cameron College and Rogers State College.

Braught is the president of Traders Believe in Co. He has led the Duncan-based organization because 1996.

He and his spouse, Barbara, also own The Territory Golfing & Place Club, a golfing course and residential community in Duncan.


An OU business graduate, of both bachelor’s and master’s degree applications, Braught would fill an unexpired expression ending March 21, 2023.

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Braught stated he is “honored” to be appointed.

“I feel advancement in all aspects of our point out starts instantly with how very well we put together our graduates to excel and direct in their picked fields,” he mentioned in a statement.

This is Stitt’s 2nd appointment to the OU regents in the past thirty day period.

The governor chose Inasmuch Foundation CEO Bob Ross on March 30 to serve a seven-calendar year phrase. He succeeded retiring board chairperson Michael Cawley, who opted to stage down at the time his phrase expired in March.

Inasmuch Foundation CEO Bob Ross speaks at a press conference announcing A Better Way coming to Oklahoma City at the Lottie House on Sept. 9, 2021. Gov. Kevin Stitt appointed Ross to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents on March 30.

Pending approval by the point out Senate, Braught would be the hottest of Stitt’s appointees to appear from a business or finance-related profession, similarly to Cawley and regents Eric Stephenson, Anita Holloway and Rick Nagel.

“His strong small business acumen will make him a great addition to the Board of Regents as we continue to be certain OU is successfully equipping graduates with capabilities that meet up with the desires of our state’s workforce and economic climate,” Stitt said in asserting Braught’s appointment.


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