Oklahoma Senate Majority Floor Leader Sen. Kim David was recognized with the 2019 Distinguished Service Award for Higher Education during today’s meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. She was honored for her support of higher education in her role as Oklahoma State Senate Majority Floor Leader.

‚ÄúSince Sen. David‚Äôs election to the State Senate in 2010, she has been a strong and consistent supporter of higher education and a very effective advocate for the state system of higher education‚Äôs budget request, including increasing faculty pay, fully funding concurrent enrollment for high school seniors and providing additional funds for Section 13 offset monies, which are utilized for deferred maintenance and capital expenditure purposes at our colleges and universities,‚ÄĚ said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. ‚ÄúWe are pleased to honor her today with the 2019 Distinguished Service Award for Higher Education.‚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. It is the highest award presented by the State Regents and the Council of College and University Presidents.