Thursday, January 18, 2007

Chancellor Johnson

Former Speaker of the House Glen Johnson was sworn in yesterday as Oklahoma's newest chancellor of higher education. The ceremony occurred just hours before the US House of Representatives passed a measure to reduce the interest rate on student loans.

As chancellor, Johnson will oversee the state's system of 25 colleges and universities. Johnson served in the State House of Representatives prior to his tenure as President of Southeast Oklahoma State University in Durant.

Johnson is a Democrat who has been successful working both sides of the aisle.

Read about the ceremony here.

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