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September 3, 2009 - State Regents’ Vice Chancellor to Retire

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After serving 15 years with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Sid Hudson, vice chancellor for legislative relations, technology, research, workforce and economic development, will retire Oct. 1.

As vice chancellor, Hudson has been responsible for governmental relations, developing and implementing systemwide initiatives that focus on making the Oklahoma workforce more competitive, working with campus-based economic development activities and overseeing research programs. He is also responsible for OneNet, Oklahoma’s telecommunications network.

“Sid Hudson has been an advocate for the cause of education as a classroom teacher, a legislator and as a member of our senior staff at the State Regents,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “His knowledge, experience and dedication will truly be missed. His work has positively influenced generations of Oklahoma’s college students and we wish him well on all of his future endeavors.”

Hudson served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1986-92. In the Legislature, he served as chairman of the Rules Committee. Hudson spent his legislative efforts focused on education, economic development and the environment.

Before joining the Legislature, Hudson taught and coached at Lawton High School, which was his alma mater, and also served as an adjunct faculty member at Cameron University.

Hudson is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma.