New Regent Appointed to TCC Board in 2021
P. Mitchell (Mitch) Adwon, a Tulsa businessman, is the newest Tulsa Community College Regent following his appointment to the TCC Board of Regents by Oklahoma Governor J. Kevin Stitt and approval by the Oklahoma Legislature.
Adwon took the oath of office during the TCC Board of Regents meeting on August 19 and will serve a seven-year term.
“Mitch Adwon’s years of experience as a businessman and heart for public service make him a strong addition to the TCC Board of Regents,” said Stitt. “I look forward to his continued success as he serves Oklahomans as an advocate for higher education in our state.”
Adwon is President of Adwon Properties, Inc. as well as managing member of Polly Properties, LLC, a commercial real estate investment holding company, and managing member of other related real estate investment entities with a multi-state focus.
He joins TCC Board of Regents Chair Caron Lawhorn, Vice Chair William R. McKamey, and Secretary James H. Beavers, as well as Samuel Combs III, Paul H. Cornell, and Wesley Mitchell. In his first year, Adwon is already using his extensive experience to lead in the facilities and operation area for TCC as chair of the Facilities and Safety Committee.
“I am grateful to have been appointed by Governor Stitt and look forward to continuing to serve my community. As a life-long Tulsan, I am excited to be part of a cause as foundational as education and believe community colleges are the most important venue for an individual and community’s advancement,” said Adwon.
A graduate of Holland Hall School and the University of Tulsa, Adwon is a board member and past board chair of the Salvation Army. He is a member of the board of governors for Rogers State University Constitution Day. He also serves on the Arts and Sciences Visiting Committee at the University of Tulsa. A member of the Cherokee Nation, Regent Adwon has served on the board of directors for the Cherokee Nation Business. His other board memberships include Holland Hall School; Leadership Oklahoma; Leadership Tulsa; Oklahoma Film Commission; Oklahoma State University Foundation; Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy; Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority; University Center of Tulsa Foundation/Rogers University Chair; Tulsa Historical Society; and Tulsa City-County Library Commission.
In addition, Regent Adwon and his wife Melinda have co-chaired the Domestic Violence Intervention Services Monarch Ball and the Salvation Army, William Booth Society among other community events.