NOC Board of Regents

KEITH JAMES (Pond Creek, OK), Member, is a real estate broker and owner of JKJ Real Estate and Auction in Enid. He is involved in farming and ranching. Regent James was appointed by Gov. Frank Keating in 1996 and re-appointed by Gov. Keating in 2001 to serve as a member of the Northern Oklahoma College Board of Regents. Regent James received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Economics from Oklahoma State University in 1966. His term expires in June 2016.

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Email: Keith James


LYNN SMITH (Enid, OK), Chair, is a retired Enid businessman. A 1961 alumnus of Northern Oklahoma College, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and a Master of Science degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University. He was formerly Director of Public Relations and Journalism Instructor at Northern Tonkawa and later was Professor of Journalism at Phillips University in Enid. Regent Smith was appointed by Gov. Brad Henry in 2005 to a five-year term as a member of the Northern Oklahoma College Board of Regents. His term expires in June 2015.

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Email: Lynn Smith

JEFFREY T. COWAN (Ponca City, OK), Vice-Chair, is President of RCB Bank, Ponca City.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Economics and Marketing from Pittsburg State University.  Regent Cowan was appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin in 2011 to serve an unexpired term ending June 30, 2014.

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Email: Jeffrey T. Cowan

LINDA J. BROWN (Ponca City, OK), Secretary, is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Evans & Associates Enterprises, Inc. in Ponca City. Regent Brown attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Regent Brown was appointed by Gov. Frank Keating in 2002 to serve an unexpired term ending June 30, 2003 succeeding Bill O’Conner. She was appointed by Gov. Brad Henry in 2003, reappointed in 2008 to her second five-year term and reappointed by Gov. Mary Fallin in 2013 to a third five-year term as a member of the Northern Oklahoma College Board of Regents. Her term expires in June 2018.

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Email: Linda J. Brown