Reappointed by Gov. Mary Fallin and confirmed by the state Senate, Dr. Ronald White of Oklahoma City will serve another nine-year term as member of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. White’s term will expire in May 2021.
White is one of nine board members who oversee the state system of higher education. He was originally appointed by Gov. Brad Henry in May 2003. White served as State Regents chairman during the 2008-09 academic school year.
“Regent White has been a valuable member of the State Regents and understands the importance of higher education to the state of Oklahoma,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “His leadership has helped Oklahoma’s system of higher education continue to grow and thrive during tough economic times. We look forward to another nine years with him on the board of regents.”
White received his bachelor's and medical degrees from the University of Oklahoma and interned at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. He completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Anthony’s, followed by a fellowship in cardiology at OU.
White is president of Oklahoma Cardiovascular Associates. He serves as a member of the board of managers for Oklahoma Heart Hospital and as a clinical assistant professor at the OU College of Medicine. He has also served as medical director for the Oklahoma Heart Hospital and medical staff president for INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center.
White has been a member of the board of directors for Oklahoma Gas and Electric since 1989. He served as a member of the OU Board of Regents for 14 years and has also been a member of the board of commissions for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.White served in the U.S. Navy, MC Internal Medicine, First Marine Division Field Hospital and internal medicine, U.S. Naval Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.