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Brad Fox sworn in as interim NOC regent

Brad Fox and the Hon. Lee Turner

Cutline:  Brad Fox was sworn in as a new interim member of the Northern Oklahoma College Board of Regents Wednesday at NOC Tonkawa.  He was sworn in by Hon. District Judge Lee Turner.  (photo by John Pickard/Northern Oklahoma College)

Brad Fox sworn in as interim NOC regent

Northern Oklahoma College Interim Regent Brad Fox was sworn in last Wednesday at the October Board of Regents meeting at NOC Tonkawa.

He was sworn in by the Hon. Judge Lee Turner, District Judge for the 8th District in Oklahoma, serving Kay and Noble Counties.

Fox’s appointment is pending senate confirmation during the 2022 Oklahoma legislative session.  Fox replaces Dale DeWitt.

Fox, Director of Human Resource for Evans and Associates Enterprises, Inc., in Ponca City, served 14 years in the United States Marine Corps and Oklahoma Army National Guard serving combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He attended NOC in 2012, completing his Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management at Rogers State University in 2015.

President Clark Harris said, “We are very fortunate to have Brad Fox as our new member on the NOC Board of Regents. He has demonstrated his community leadership in Ponca City, and we welcome his knowledge in several business areas. We are pleased that he will bring the veteran perspective to our Board of Regents. This should benefit us as we look to help non-traditional students, and especially veterans. Many colleges do not provide adequate services to non-traditional students and veterans to return to college and earn a degree that will help them advance their career. This is one area that we would like to improve our services. We welcome him to NOC, as he serves on the Board of Regents.”

In other business at the Regents meeting, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Pam Stinson reported that NOC has been officially awarded a $2.2 million Native American Serving Nontribal Institution (NASNTI) Grant.  NOC recently completed a five-year grant under the direction of NASNTI Title III Grant Director Anna Roland.  The new grant will provide funding for a Renewable Energy program with funding for a new classroom/laboratory and greenhouse.  The program also provides funding for strengthening student services and build capacity to support remote learners with disabilities.

Vice President for Development & Community Relations Sheri Snyder reported that Dr. Clark Harris’ Presidential Investiture will be Friday, Oct. 29 at the Foster-Piper Fieldhouse.  Harris is the 14th president for Northern Oklahoma College. The investiture is open to the public.

In his president’s report to the regents, Harris said the Miss NOC program is set for Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the Kinzer Performing Arts Center in Tonkawa.  He also said that an event is being planned to showcase local artist and former NOC art instructor Gene Dougherty on Tuesday, November 30.