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Ike Glass honored
11/7/2013 10:01:50 AM
Last Updated:
5/12/2016 1:01:53 PM


Newkirk resident Marlin “Ike” Glass Jr. was recognized as a state regent emeritus during the April 21 meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Glass will complete his second nine-year term on the board in May.

“Regent Glass has provided leadership and an attitude of action while dealing with the complex issues facing higher education. He has been an avid supporter of the GEAR UP program, the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program and degree completion initiatives throughout his service as a state regent,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “His personal commitment to the quality and integrity of higher education has made him a valuable member of the board, and he will be greatly missed.”

Appointed as a state regent to a nine-year term by Governor Frank Keating in April 1997, Glass was reappointed by Governor Brad Henry for a second nine-year term.  Keating, Gov. Mary Fallin, and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb attended the ceremony.

Glass is president of Glass Trucking Inc. in Newkirk. He earned a Bachelor of Science in personnel administration in 1961 from Oklahoma State University. He is a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-56.

He has served on the boards of the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma Trucking Association, the Oklahoma Heritage Association, the OSU Alumni Association, and Pioneer Bank and Trust.

He also has served as chairman of the Oklahoma Transportation Center, a joint venture between OSU and the University of Oklahoma.

Glass was inducted into OSU’s Business Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame – the highest honor bestowed upon the state’s citizens – in 2009.

He is active in many civic and community organizations, including the American Legion, Navy Leagues and Cowboys for Higher Education. He and his wife, Marybeth, also an OSU graduate, have two children, Rob and Jennifer, who also are OSU graduates.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is a nine-member constitutional board that coordinates all 25 public higher education institutions in Oklahoma. 

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