Regent Toney STricklin
Toney Stricklin, from Lawton, Oklahoma, was appointed as an Oklahoma State Regent by Governor Mary Fallin in 2011, serving a nine year term ending in May 2020. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is the constitutional coordinating board for the Oklahoma colleges and universities responsible for allocating state funds, setting admission standards, and academic policies.
Regent Stricklin served over 32 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and retired from active service as a Major General in August 2001. Over the course of his Army career, he served in a variety of command and staff positions throughout the United States, Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. He served as Deputy Commanding General for Training and Assistant Commandant, United States Army Field Artillery Center and Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Director of Requirements, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Headquarters Department of the Army; and as Commanding General, United States Army Field Artillery Center and Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Regent Stricklin holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from Newport College in Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma.
He is Chairman and principal owner of TDRS LLC a private consulting firm specializing in the Department of Defense business sector. He began this business in 2007. Regent Stricklin is also President of Heartland Defense Industries a defense related firm that is owned by TDRS LLC.
Regent Stricklin has served on the State Board for Career and Technology Education; as Chairman of the Information Technology Panel for the Oklahoma Economic Development Generating Enterprise initiative; and on the Oklahoma congressional delegation to testify before the regional BRAC commission regarding the relocation of the Air Defense Artillery School from Fort Bliss to Fort Sill. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors for i2E formerly the Oklahoma Technology Commercialization Center; he was President of the Southwest Oklahoma Advanced Technology Association; he served as Vice Chairman of Military and Government Relations for the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce and Industry; he is Chairman of the Military Liaison Committee for The State Chamber of Oklahoma; he is the previous President of the Southwest Oklahoma Chapter of the Military Officer’s Association of America; a member of the Association of the United States Army; and serves as Chairman of the Lawton Airport Authority.
In 2007, Regent Stricklin was appointed to serve a two-year term as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Oklahoma.
He was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from Cameron University, and was awarded the Cameron University School of Business Distinguished Alumnus Award; he was inducted as an honorary member into Delta Mu Delta national business honor society and was selected as a Cameron University Distinguished Alumni. He is also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XVI.
He and lives in Lawton and has two daughters, Tracey and Erin.