Academy Spotlight: Dr. Mickey Hepner

Dr. Mickey Hepner is an economist and Dean of the University of Central Oklahoma?s College of Business. His research has been published by several national policy think tanks including the Urban Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the Cato Institute. In Oklahoma, he serves on the Boards of Directors for the Oklahoma Academy and the Oklahoma Council for Economic Education. In 2007, he was named the Oklahoma Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Hepner has a keen understanding of both the issues facing Oklahoma and the mission of the Oklahoma Academy. He has been instrumental in successfully carrying-out a number of Town Halls and implementing the resulting recommendations. We're are proud to feature Dr. Hepner in our December 2016 Spotlight! 

December 2016 Board Member Spotlight: Mickey Hepner, Ph.D., Dean of the UCO College of BusinessJennifer Engleman | Dec 6, 2016

Academy Spotlight: Dr. Larry Rice

Dr. Larry Rice is president of Rogers State University in Claremore. He has served his community and state in various leadership and service roles, including as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1991 to 2004. He has been involved with the Oklahoma Academy for nearly three decades, has contributed innumerable hours to the betterment and success of the organization, and served as the Chairman in 2006. We are proud to feature Larry Rice in our December Board Member Spotlight. 

November 2016 Board Member Spotlight: Larry Rice, Ph.D., President of Rogers State University

You?ve been on the Oklahoma Academy Board for 28+ years. Why did you originally become involved with the organization? 

As a newly elected legislator, I needed to network, be informed of state issues and meet important business, industry and state leaders.

What excites you the most about the Oklahoma Academy?s mission? 

Jennifer Engleman | Nov 7, 2016