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Stitt appoints OU business school grad as regent

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday appointed a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s business school to serve on the OU Board of Regents.

Eric Stevenson, 55, of Columbus Ohio will serve a 7-year term that was previously held by Clayton I. Bennett.

Stitt said it was Stevenson’s great business acumen that made him a top choice for a regent’s appointment, but noted that Stevenson’s African American heritage was definitely a “bonus.”

Stevenson is a senior management employee for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company where he leads one of the largest retirement plans sales forces in the United States.

Stevenson said he will be paying his own way to attend regents meetings.

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Eric Stevenson speaks after Gov. Stitt named him to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents in the Blue Room at the Capitol Friday, March 1, 2019.  Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman

Eric Stevenson speaks after Gov. Stitt named him to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents in the Blue Room at the Capitol Friday, March 1, 2019. Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman

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