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January 23, 2014

Fallin names Burgess to OU Board of Regents

OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin appointed Bill Burgess, Jr., of Lawton, to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

Burgess is the chairman of the board at Vortex, an investment corporation, publisher of the Lawton Constitution and a senior partner of Burgess & Hightower Law Firm.

He is a civilian aide to the secretary of the Army, as chairman of the Oklahoma Business Roundtable, as a trustee for the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and vice chair of the Oklahoma Heritage Association.

“Bill Burgess is a long-time public servant who brings a unique skill set to the board,” Fallin said.

He will replace  Rick Dunning and serve a seven-year term beginning in March if his nomination is confirmed by the Oklahoma State Senate.

 Burgess received a bachelor’s degree from Cameron University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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