Dennis Casey, from Morrison, Oklahoma, was appointed as a State Regent by Governor Kevin Stitt on April 1, 2020, to fill an unexpired term ending in 2025. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is the constitutional coordinating board for Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities, responsible for allocating state funds, setting admission standards and administering academic policies.
Casey is a retired public school educator, coach, principal, and superintendent. He also served four terms in the Oklahoma State House of Representatives, representing District 35. Casey owns and operates a cow/calf operation and custom hay-cutting business in Morrison.
As a first-generation high school and college graduate, Casey believes strongly that education is the great liberator and that everyone should have the opportunity to receive a high-quality education. Casey earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education from Northeastern State University.
Casey spent 30 years in public education teaching, coaching, and as an administrator. As a coach of high school athletes, his teams achieved 10 state championships and three academic state championships. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame in 2010.
Outside of work, Casey enjoys coaching and volunteering to help former players. His hobbies include fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family. Casey and his wife, Kelly, have three children and nine grandchildren.