OKLAHOMA CITY — Ronald J. Norick, Chairman of the Board, recently announced the Oklahoma State Fair Board of Directors has added, by unanimous approval: Dr. Jerry Steward, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) President, to its ranks.
“It is with great pleasure that Jerry is welcomed as a valuable new member to our Board,” stated Norick. “His input and enthusiasm will, no doubt, be instrumental in the continued progress and success of State Fair Park and the Oklahoma State Fair, being presented this year September 13 – 23.”
Dr. Jerry Steward Biographical Information
Dr. Jerry Steward is the 10th President of Oklahoma City Community College. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma. President Steward is licensed to practice by The United States Supreme Court, the Oklahoma Supreme Court, The United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma and The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
President Steward began his professional career as a public school teacher. After graduating from law school, he established his own law firm and was senior partner in the Steward Law Firm for over twenty years. He represented educational institutions throughout the state of Oklahoma during his time in the private practice of law.
Prior to becoming President of Oklahoma City Community College, he served as executive vice president, general counsel, and held other administrative positions at Oklahoma City Community College. He was also a professor of political science, teaching courses in American federal government, international relations, and constitutional law. He is a former member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives where he was chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Current civic activities include Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Oklahoma City Housing Authority; Chairman, Council of Presidents: Board of Directors, Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society; Board of Directors, Integris Southwest Medical Center; Board of Directors, State Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma and Board of Directors, Allied Arts Oklahoma City; among many others – both past and present.
In addition to re-electing Ron Norick as chairman, the Board also re-elected the following slate of officers: David Thompson, vice chairman; E. Carey Joullian IV, vice chairman; G. Rainey Williams, Jr., treasurer; Timothy J. O’Toole, President & CEO. Shannon Crossley, corporate secretary, was also reelected. At the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, the Board also appointed both Bruce Lawrence and Ann Simank to the Honorary Board in recognition of their outstanding service to the Oklahoma State Fair over the past few years.
The Oklahoma State Fair Board of Directors oversees Oklahoma State Fair, Inc., which is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that serves the people of Oklahoma and is dedicated to continuing the organization’s heritage of education, entertainment and economic development through the operation of State Fair Park and the annual Oklahoma State Fair.
Oklahoma State Fair, Inc., is an official Adventure Road Travel Partner, which means we’re part of the best destinations you can find on I-35 between Oklahoma City and the Texas border. For more information, visit AdventureRoad.com.
Special event announcements and general updates for the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair will be released as information becomes available. Tickets to the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair, including Disney On Ice, PRCA Xtreme Bulls, outside gate admission tickets and carnival armbands, go on sale Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m. To stay up-to-date on all the Fair fun, visit www.okstatefair.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. And don’t forget to share your Fair memories and stories with us using #OKStateFair and #NewFashionedFair.
–Oklahoma State Fair
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