The Oklahoma Senate recently approved the appointments of Gov. Brad Henry for Martin Garber and Talia Shaull to the Tulsa Community College Board of Regents. Garber has served as a Regent since 1990. Shaull was appointed by Gov. Brad Henry to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of former Regent Dyanne Jones in September. Regent terms are on staggered seven-year terms.
“Tulsa Community College is very fortunate to have regents who have a strong understanding of the community college mission while playing a critical role in planning our future. We draw on the expertise of our Regents in many ways and Mr. Garber and Ms. Shaull are important to our future,” said Tom McKeon, president of .
Garber, a retired executive of Phillips Petroleum, resides in Bartlesville and currently serves on the executive committee for the Board of Regents. In addition, Garber serves on the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation Board as chair of the development committee and is a partner in Paragon Capital a locally controlled investment company.
Shaull is a program director for the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa, a non-profit health and human services agency specializing in community planning and research. There she specializes in Hispanic education, cultural diversity and workforce development initiatives.
Shaull is active in the Tulsa community and has served on the boards of Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Tulsa Latino Business Women.
In their confirmations, Garber and Shaull join current Regents William R. “Bill” McKamey, Robert F. Burton, Larry Leonard, Ronald S. Looney and Janna L. Shoulders.