Oklahoma State Sen. Mary Boren was recognized with a 2019 Distinguished Service Award for Higher Education today by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Council of College and University Presidents. She was honored for her advocacy and support of higher education in her role as a member of the Education committee. She also serves on the Agriculture and Wildlife, Energy, and Judiciary committees.
“Sen. Mary Boren has been a champion for Oklahoma higher education since her election to the State Senate in 2018,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “We thank her for actively supporting state investment in public higher education and maintaining the current law regarding weapons on campus. We are pleased to honor Sen. Boren with a Distinguished Service Award for Higher Education.”
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.
“The University of Oklahoma College of Law and Cameron University instilled in me the experience I needed to enter a rewarding life of public service,” said Boren. “Having well-trained and engaged instructors, fully equipped libraries, safe campuses, and vibrant student services worked together to make my college years a life-changing experience. With this honor, I renew my dedication to give every young person the opportunity to attend college and develop the critical thinking skills necessary to hold authority accountable, make wise decisions, and enjoy economic security as Oklahomans.”