In unusual meeting, Gary Pierson named next chairman of OU regents

During an unusual and sparsely-attended lunch meeting, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents today nominated and selected member Gary Pierson as the board’s next chairman effective March 2020.

Regents selected Renzi Stone to be vice chairman of the board. Discussion about the selections occurred in room 345 of Gould Hall with no members of the public present. OU legal counsel Anil Gollahalli, contracted attorney Drew Neville and board secretary Chris Purcell were in attendance along with all seven regents.

I walked into the meeting in time to hear the vote and stayed for the remaining two hours of the meeting. A board notice of several committee and special meetings was posted Monday, and it stated “potential action” could occur at the meeting: (Read more here…)