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Regent Ken Levit

Ken Levit, from Tulsa, was appointed as an Oklahoma State Regent by Governor Kevin Stitt in May 2024, serving a nine-year term ending in May 2033. 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.

Levit is the Executive Director of the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Prior to taking on the leadership role at the George Kaiser Family Foundation in 2006, he served as President of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa from 2001 to 2006. From early 1998 through 2000, Levit was Special Counsel to George Tenet, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He practiced corporate law at the firm of Crowe and Dunlevy in Tulsa from 1995 to 1998.

Levit is involved in numerous civic activities. He served as co-chair of Teach for America-Oklahoma and as a member of the Teach for America National Council.  Levit served on the Tulsa Regional Chamber Tulsa’s Future Steering Committee, led the board of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, and is a board member of the Tulsa River Parks Authority. In 2001, Levit chaired the interim study for the State of Oklahoma on Homeland Security.  In 2008, Levit was a founding member of the Oklahoma State University Medical Authority and, prior to that, helped establish the Economic Development Generating Excellence (EDGE) board of the State of Oklahoma.

He is a graduate of Brown University and earned a law degree from Yale University.

Contact Information

Phone: 405.225.9374

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