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March 25, 2015 - Holloway Reappointed to the State Regents

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""Ann Holloway, Ardmore, was recently reappointed by Gov. Mary Fallin to serve a nine-year term as a member of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Holloway’s reappointment was confirmed unanimously by both the Senate Education Committee and the full Senate. Her term will expire in May 2024.

“I appreciate Ann Holloway’s continued commitment to the State Regents,” said Gov. Mary Fallin. “She is a leader in the private sector, in her community, and in higher education. The State Regents are well-served by her professional experience and her dedication to the state. I look forward to continuing to work with her to support higher education and increase educational attainment in Oklahoma.”

Holloway is one of nine members of the constitutional board with oversight and coordinating responsibilities over the state system of higher education. She was originally appointed by Fallin in 2013 to complete the remaining two years of former regent Julie Carson’s term.

“Regent Holloway understands the importance of higher education to the state of Oklahoma and brings a rich and unique perspective to the board,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “Her previous public service, professional experience and knowledge of Oklahoma’s higher education system have proved to be invaluable to our system of higher education. I should note that Regent Holloway received her degrees from one of our two-year colleges, Murray State College, and from one of our regional universities, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. We look forward to her continued service as a State Regent.”

Holloway was involved in oil field equipment manufacturing for 25 years. She is currently president of Holloway Inc. and a managing member of EAH LLC, which has investments in oil, gas and real estate.

“I am honored that Gov. Fallin has reappointed me for a nine-year term. As the only woman and the only regent currently serving who has also served on a governing board with responsibility for six universities, I believe I bring a unique viewpoint to the group,” said Holloway. “I was a non-traditional student who completed a college education as a married mother of three with a full-time job. I hope my experience encourages other adult students to pursue higher education.”

Before being appointed to the State Regents, Holloway served a nine-year term as a regent for the Regional University System of Oklahoma. She was also appointed to the Professional Responsibility Tribunal for the Oklahoma Bar Association and to various other boards and commissions.

Holloway has been active in many civic and community organizations, including the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, March of Dimes, United Way and Ardmore Little Theater. She is the past president and a lifetime member of the Oklahoma Jaycee Auxiliary. She has also served on the Oklahoma Department of Commerce committee for small business owners and has held various positions with the Oklahoma Republican Party for more than 40 years. She is a mother of three and has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is a nine-member constitutional board that coordinates all 25 public higher education institutions in Oklahoma. The board prescribes academic standards of higher education, determines functions and courses of study at state colleges and universities, grants degrees, makes budget requests to the Legislature, allocates funding for each college and university, recommends proposed fees within limits set by the Legislature, and manages numerous scholarships and special programs. State regents are appointed by the governor for nine-year terms.