Jay Helm, Tulsa, and Ann Holloway, Ardmore, will be sworn in as new members of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education on May 31. Helm replaces William Stuart Price, who recently completed his term on the board. Helm’s term will expire in May 2022. Holloway, whose term will expire in May 2015, replaces Julie Carson.
“We welcome Regent Helm and Regent Holloway to the State Regents,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “Their previous public service, professional experience and knowledge of Oklahoma’s higher education system will be invaluable to our board and Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities as we continue our efforts to provide a top quality higher educational opportunity to our students at an affordable cost.”
Helm is president and CEO of American Residential Group Ltd., a firm involved in the management and development of multifamily residential properties. Prior to forming American Residential Group, he served for 15 years as the managing partner for Lincoln Property Company in the Oklahoma and Arkansas region.
Helm currently serves on the University Center at Tulsa board of directors, Oklahoma State University Medical Center board of trustees, F&M Bank and Trust Company board of directors, and the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce board and executive committee. He also served on the board of trustees for OSU-Tulsa from 1999 to May 2013 and on the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges from 2001 to May 2013. Helm is active in a number of civic projects, including the Tulsa Area United Way.
A native of Missouri, Helm graduated from Tulsa Edison High School and OSU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Holloway was involved in oil field equipment manufacturing for 25 years. She is currently president of Holloway Inc. and a managing member of EAH LLC, which has investments in oil, gas and real estate.
Holloway previously served a nine-year term as a regent for the Regional University System of Oklahoma. She was also appointed to the Professional Responsibility Tribunal for the Oklahoma Bar Association and to various other boards and commissions.
Holloway has been active in many civic and community organizations, including the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, March of Dimes, United Way and Ardmore Little Theater. She is the past president and a lifetime member of the Oklahoma Jaycee Auxiliary. Holloway has also served on the Oklahoma Department of Commerce committee for small business owners and has held various positions with the Oklahoma Republican Party for more than 40 years.
Holloway received an Associate in Science from Murray State College and a Bachelor of Science from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is a nine-member constitutional board that coordinates all 25 public higher education institutions in Oklahoma. The board prescribes academic standards of higher education, determines functions and courses of study at state colleges and universities, grants degrees, makes budget requests to the Legislature, allocates funding for each college and university, recommends proposed fees within limits set by the Legislature and manages numerous scholarships and special programs. State regents are appointed by the governor for nine-year terms.