Dwight Spencer of Sallisaw attended his first meeting Tuesday as a regent for Carl Albert State College (CASC).
Spencer was appointed as a CASC regent by Gov. Mary Fallin and was confirmed by the state senate in May.
He fills the post held by the late Jerry Hetherington and will be on the board until July 1, 2019.
CASC President Garry M. Ivey said, “Our thanks go to Senator Mark Allen (R-Spiro) and the governor for helping make this possible. Regent Spencer values the mission of the college, and with his close ties to Sallisaw, will be a vital member of the CASC Board of Regents.
“Dwight is joining a strong group of CASC regents and I am confident these board members will provide leadership that enables Carl Albert State College to thrive in the years ahead,” Ivey continued. “Dwight has worked with others in the Sallisaw area for many years in fund raising for CASC scholarships and he is dedicated to the continued success of Carl Albert State College.”
Spencer is general manager/owner of Blue Ribbon Auto Group in Sallisaw. In addition to his support of CASC, Spencer is active in the Sallisaw community including serving as current chairman of the Diamond Daze Festival Entertainment Committee, and a Title Sponsor for the Sallisaw Lions Club RAM Rodeo. In 2011 he was named the Outstanding Festival Volunteer, is a past president of the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce, and in 2009 was named the Sallisaw Chamber Member of the Year. His education background includes a bachelor of science in business administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Another CASC regent, Ron Lawson of Spiro, was recently reappointed to his post.
Lawson has been a CASC Regent since 1995, and served as the chairman in 2015-16. With Gov. Fallin’s reappointment, Lawson’s new seven-year term extends until 2023.
Lawson is an attorney in Spiro. In 1977 he earned a master’s degree from East Central State University, and is a 1981 graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Law. He is a member of the LeFlore County and Oklahoma Bar Associations.
Lawson has served on the Spiro Chamber of Commerce, the Spiro School Foundation for Excellence, and the advisory committee for the Kiamichi Technology Center in Spiro.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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