Oklahoma Sen. Chuck Hall was recognized during yesterday’s meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education with the Distinguished Service Award for Higher Education. He was honored for his support of higher education in his role as Vice Chair of Senate Appropriations and the General Conference Committee on Appropriations; as a member of the Appropriations Public Safety and Judiciary Subcommittee; and as a member of the Finance, Agriculture and Wildlife, and General Government committees.

“As Vice Chair of Appropriations, Sen. Chuck Hall was heavily involved in the budget process, and has been a strong advocate for our state system of higher education budget requests,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “The State Regents, the college and university presidents, and I are honored to present Sen. Hall with this Distinguished Service Award.”

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 quality of our higher education system in Oklahoma is truly superior,” said Hall. “I’m glad to have been in a position to help see that our institutions of higher learning have the tools they need to succeed now and in the future. Oklahoma is well-recognized for preparing a quality workforce, and our education sits at the core. I’m honored and humbled to have been recognized by the State Regents with this award.”