Jack Sherry, from Holdenville, Oklahoma, was appointed as a State Regent by Governor Kevin Stitt in May, 2020 for a nine-year term. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is the constitutional coordinating board for the Oklahoma colleges and universities responsible for allocating state funds, setting admission standards and academic policies.
Sherry has served on a number of local boards within his community, and across the state. He was also appointed by former Governor Mary Fallin to serve on the Oklahoma Lottery Commission Board the past four years.
On the local level, Sherry has served on the Holdenville Public School Board of Education, the Holdenville Chamber of Commerce, Holdenville Lions Club, Oklahoma Southeast and Young Farmers of America, the FSA State Board, Hughes County Cattleman’s Association, and the Hughes County Fair Board. He currently serves as an advisory director to the First National Bank in Holdenville, President of the Hughes County Farm Bureau, and Chairman of the Holdenville Hospital Board. He was recognized as Holdenville’s 2015 Citizen of the Year.
Sherry served as a Trustee to the Seminole State College Educational Foundation prior to his appointment as a State Regent.
Sherry attended Oklahoma State University, Seminole State College, and obtained his bachelor’s from Southern Nazarene University. He currently owns Jack Sherry Real Estate & Investments in Holdenville, and operates a cattle ranch in Hughes and Seminole Counties.
Sherry is married to Paige, and together they have three children and three grandchildren.