House Speaker Pro Tempore Harold Wright was recognized with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award for Higher Education during today’s meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Rep. Wright was honored for his support of higher education in his role as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

‚ÄúSince his election to the House of Representatives in 2009, Rep. Wright has been a steadfast leader in support of funding for higher education and specifically, for funding the concurrent enrollment program,‚ÄĚ said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. ‚ÄúDuring the 2018 Legislative session, he worked to provide $7.5 million in additional funding for concurrent enrollment, which brought funding for the program up to approximately 87 percent of the reimbursement cost to our state system colleges and universities. We are pleased to honor him with our Distinguished Service Award.‚ÄĚ

The Distinguished Service Awards for Higher Education recognize individuals who demonstrate distinguished leadership and support of higher education in Oklahoma during the legislative session.