Pitts Reappointed to SSC Board of Regents

Ryan Pitts, the senior attorney and owner of the Law Offices of Ryan H. Pitts, P.C. in Holdenville, has been reappointed by Governor Kevin Stitt to serve on the Seminole State College Board of Regents.

The reappointment was confirmed by the Oklahoma State Senate Education Committee on May 17 and sent to the Oklahoma State Senate for final approval. The nomination was carried by Senator Grant Green (R-District 28).

Members of the SSC Board of Regents are appointed for seven-year terms. Pitts’ term as a regent will conclude on July 1, 2030. The Regents serve as the College’s governing body and have the supervision and management responsibilities for the College.

Pitts was initially appointed by Governor Stitt in July of 2020. For the 2022-2023 academic year, he is serving as Chair of the SSC Board of Regents.

He and his family make their home in Wewoka, and in addition to his law practice, he also serves as a municipal judge for the cities of Holdenville and Wewoka.

“Ryan Pitts has been a great addition to the Board, and an active supporter of the College. His insight and involvement in the surrounding communities are invaluable. We look forward to continuing our work with him,” President Lana Reynolds said.

SSC and Avedis Foundation Partnership Honored

Seminole State College and Avedis Foundation were among colleges, schools and businesses honored during a Business Partnership Excellence Awards Luncheon held April 27 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

The award, sponsored by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE), annually honors outstanding partnerships that lead to significant contributions in educating and developing Oklahoma’s workforce.

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Students Complete President’s Leadership Class Program at SSC

Twelve Seminole State College sophomores in the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class received awards recognizing their completion of two years in the program on May 1. Members enjoyed a luncheon with SSC President Lana Reynolds and Director of Community Relations and PLC sponsor Kim Pringle to celebrate the occasion. PLC students pictured are: (back row, left to right) Jeremy Slate of Carrolton, Texas, Thomas Choate of Seminole, Brent White of Shawnee, Keegan Magee of Aurora, Texas, Blake Parrick of Stroud; (front row, left to right) Frank Bourlon of Shawnee, Allyson Randall of Okemah, Erin Bronson of Shawnee, Hailey Wallace of Wellston and Grant Jones of Little Rock, Arkansas. Not pictured but also completing two years in the PLC program are: Jordan Lewis of Seminole and Kaden Morris of Holdenville.

Chickasaw Nation Legislator Lisa Johnson-Billy to Speak at SSC Commencement

Seminole State College will hold its 90th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 5, for students completing coursework requirements for their degree programs. The graduation ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. inside the Raymond Harber Field House on campus.

Following the processional, Oklahoma State Representative Kevin Wallace (R-District 32) will offer the invocation. President Lana Reynolds will welcome guests and offer special comments.

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