P. Mitchell Adwon, from Tulsa, was appointed as an Oklahoma State Regent by Governor Kevin Stitt in 2023, serving a nine-year term ending in May 2032. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is the constitutional coordinating board for Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities and is responsible for determining institutional functions and programs of study, setting academic policies, allocating state funds to institutions, and setting tuition and fees. Prior to his appointment to the State Regents, Adwon served on the Tulsa Community College Board of Regents for two years
Adwon currently serves as president of Adwon Properties, Inc., which specializes in providing brokerage and management services for commercial investment properties. He is also a managing member of Polly Properties, LLC, a commercial real estate investment holding company, and other related real estate investment entities with a multi-state focus.
A graduate of Holland Hall School and The University of Tulsa, Adwon is devoted to community service. He is a board member and past president of the Salvation Army Advisory Board of Directors. Other current memberships include the Philbrook Museum Board of Trustees, Rogers State University Constitution Award Board of Governors, and The University of Tulsa’s Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences Visiting Committee.
A member of the Cherokee Nation, Adwon has served on the Cherokee Nation Businesses Board of Directors. Other past service includes Leadership Oklahoma, Leadership Tulsa, Oklahoma Film Commission, Oklahoma State University Foundation, Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy, Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority, University Center of Tulsa Foundation/Rogers University Chair, Tulsa Historical Society, Holland Hall School and Tulsa City-County Library Commission.
In addition, Adwon and his wife, Melinda, previously co-chaired the Domestic Violence Intervention Services Monarch Ball and the Salvation Army William Booth Society.