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Governor Stitt Appoints Rick Braught to University of Oklahoma Board of Regents

Friday, April 29, 2022

Governor Kevin Stitt announced today he has appointed Rick Braught to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

“Rick Braught is a proud alumnus of the University of Oklahoma with a long personal and family history of devotion and service to the university,” said Gov. Stitt. “His strong business acumen will make him a terrific addition to the Board of Regents as we continue to ensure OU is successfully equipping graduates with skills that meet the needs of our state’s workforce and economy.”

Braught has served as president of Investors Trust Company, a private trust company located in Duncan, since 1996. He has helped transform the company from a back-office bookkeeping operation to a diverse family office entity that oversees a wide array of investment vehicles and opportunities.

He earned Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and Master of Business Administration degrees from the OU, where he also served as co-drum major in the Pride of Oklahoma marching band.

“I am extremely honored that Governor Stitt has the faith and belief in me to serve as a regent for the University of Oklahoma,” said Braught. “As a member of two families with strong and long-standing ties with the University and the state of Oklahoma, I look forward to working with President Harroz and my fellow regents in continuing to elevate Oklahoma’s higher education system. I believe improvement in all facets of our state begins directly with how well we prepare our graduates to excel and lead in their chosen fields.”

“We’re thankful to Governor Stitt for his outstanding selection of Rick Braught to the OU Board of Regents,” said OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. “Our students and our state will undoubtedly benefit from his passion and love for OU. His sound leadership of the McCasland Foundation – one of our most impactful partners – is evidence of his readiness to help guide us as we continue our pursuit of excellence. I look forward to working together.”

Rick and his wife, Barbara, are also the developers and owners of The Territory Golf & Country Club, a private golf course and residential community that has consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 best courses in Oklahoma by Golf Digest. Braught has been involved with many nonprofit boards around the state of Oklahoma and is active in supporting several local activities with an emphasis on economic and community development, including the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation.

“Rick Braught is a passionate and active member of the University of Oklahoma community, and I am so glad to see him be appointed to this position,” said Lyle Roggow, Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation president. “I am confident he will do a great job guiding the university he loves so deeply.”

Rick and Barbara reside in Duncan and have two sons.

If confirmed by the Oklahoma Senate, Braught will fill the remainder of the term expiring March 21, 2023.

Last Modified on Apr 29, 2022
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