“Ike” Glass Jr. was recognized as a state regent emeritus

Ponca City Now - April 26, 2016 2:20 pm

Newkirk resident Marlin “Ike” Glass Jr. was recognized as a state regent emeritus during the April 21 meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Glass will complete his second nine-year term on the board in May.

“Regent Glass has provided leadership and an attitude of action while dealing with the complex issues facing higher education. He has been an avid supporter of the GEAR UP program, the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program and degree completion initiatives throughout his service as a state regent,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “His personal commitment to the quality and integrity of higher education has made him a valuable member of the board, and he will be greatly missed.”

Appointed as a state regent to a nine-year term by Gov. Frank Keating in April 1997, Glass was reappointed by Governor Brad Henry for a second nine-year term.

Glass is president of Glass Trucking Inc. in Newkirk. He earned a Bachelor of Science in personnel administration in 1961 from Oklahoma State University. He is a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-56.

He has served on the boards of the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma Trucking Association, the Oklahoma Heritage Association, the OSU Alumni Association, and Pioneer Bank and Trust.

He also has served as chairman of the Oklahoma Transportation Center, a joint venture between OSU and the University of Oklahoma.

Glass was inducted into OSU’s Business Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame – the highest honor bestowed upon the state’s citizens – in 2009.

He is active in many civic and community organizations, including the American Legion, Navy Leagues and Cowboys for Higher Education. He and his wife, Marybeth, also an OSU graduate, have two children, Rob and Jennifer, who also are OSU graduates.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is a nine-member constitutional board that coordinates all 25 public higher education institutions in Oklahoma. The board prescribes academic standards of higher education, determines functions and courses of study at state colleges and universities, grants degrees, makes budget requests to the Legislature, allocates funding for each college and university, recommends proposed fees within limits set by the Legislature, and manages numerous scholarships and special programs. State regents are appointed by the governor for nine-year terms.


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