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Oklahoma Senate confirms first black OU regent in 20 years

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate has given final approval to Gov. Kevin Stitt's pick of the first African American to serve on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents in 20 years.

The Senate voted 45-1 on Monday to confirm Stitt's nomination of Ohio business executive Eric Stevenson. The sole opposing vote came from Oklahoma City Democrat Sen. George Young, one of two African Americans in the Senate.

Young said Stitt should have considered a list of names submitted to him by the Oklahoma Legislature's Black Caucus. Young says he was impressed with Stevenson's credentials, but...



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