Governor names Andy Lester to Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Gov. Mary Fallin announced Tuesday she is appointing Edmond attorney Andy Lester to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Lester will replace Marlin “Ike” Glass Jr., of Newkirk, whose second nine-year term expires in May.
Lester has served as a regent for Oklahoma State University and the A&M Colleges since 2007. He will continue to serve on that board until the Senate approves his new appointment.
“Andy has proven himself to be a champion for education,” Fallin said in her announcement. “That is what our state needs as we try to close the skills gap that has left nearly 80,000 jobs unfilled in Oklahoma because of a lack of qualified candidates.”
Lester is a partner in the law firm Lester, Loving and Davies. His areas of emphasis include constitutional, employment, local government, civil rights and general business litigation. He also has taught at the Oklahoma City University College of Law as an adjunct professor since 1988.