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Governor Stitt Appoints Chris Franklin to Board of Regents for Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Today, Governor Kevin Stitt appointed Oklahoma rancher, investor, and businessman Chris Franklin to the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges.

"Chris is a great Oklahoman who has served his community with pride for many years," said Governor Stitt. "He's passionate about Oklahoma State University, and his unique experience and perspective will be an asset to students joining the workforce."

Chris Franklin is the co-founder of Tall Grass Capital and Onyx Holdings, real estate investment, development, construction, and property management companies with a focus on small to mid-sized towns in Oklahoma. Franklin manages Coffee Creek Cattle Company, a Logan County and Oklahoma County based farming and ranching operation, specializing in small grains, row crops, hay production, cow-calf operations, and a pre-conditioning yard.

"Oklahoma State University helped shape me into the person I am today, and I am honored that Governor Stitt has given me the opportunity to serve my alma mater," said Franklin. "I look forward to working alongside my fellow regents to advance OSU's mission of promoting learning, advancing knowledge, enriching lives, and stimulating economic development."

Franklin graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with a minor in English and Finance. He sits on the board of the M&P foundation, Valor Bank, and Oklahoma Christian Schools. Franklin is a member of the Farm Bureau and the Oklahoma Cattleman's Association. 

Franklin resides in Arcadia, Oklahoma with his wife and two sons.

Governor Stitt's appointment of Chris Franklin can be found here.

Last Modified on Mar 05, 2024
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