Amanda Conley, a pharmacist and rancher of Sulfur, Oklahoma, was appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt as the newest member of the Oklahoma College of Science and Arts Board of Trustees for a seven-year term.
Pending Senate confirmation, she will succeed David Ferrell, vice president and market president of commercial banks in Grady and Caddo counties, whose term ends June 30.
“I am delighted to welcome Mrs. Conley as our new Regent. Her professional success in a variety of fields speaks to the value of curiosity and the importance of interdisciplinary thinking,” said John. Fever said. “We are proud of our illustrious history, thanks to the deep dedication and appreciation of our trustees for our mission, and their clear determination, practical insight, and wealth, in fulfilling our distinct role as Oklahoma’s public liberal arts college. I look forward to working with her for the remainder of her term as president.”
Fifth generation cattle rancher Amanda Conley, husband Kyle, and two sons Case and Jack have owned and operated Conley Cattle since 2006, raising Angus cattle and winning awards nationally. I’m here. Outside of her ranch, Conley works as a contract pharmacist for the Chickasaw Nation and holds a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Oklahoma State University and a PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma. She previously managed Sovereign Pharmacy, Chickasaw Nation, where she served as Assistant Manager of the Outpatient Pharmacy at the Medical Center, and now, she serves on the Board of Directors of Memorial Hospital at Arbuckle.
Coming out of a term that began under Governor Mary Fallin in 2016, Ferrell has nearly 20 years of experience in commercial and agricultural financing and is actively involved in numerous civic groups, trade organizations and boards. Previously, he taught business law as an Adjunct Professor at Science & Arts and served on the Board of Trustees of the University Foundation.
“Even before he took office, Regent Ferrell has demonstrated a commitment to the agency’s unique mission,” Fever said. “I am deeply grateful for his service to the university and wish him the best in whatever the next chapter of his life brings him. I know that will continue for a long time to come.”
The Oklahoma State Legislature has established a seven-member Science & Arts Board of Directors to govern the institution in order to fulfill its stated mission as the only public liberal arts institution within Oklahoma’s system of higher education. increase. The governor, with the advice and consent of the Oklahoma Senate, appoints each member to overlapping seven-year terms.
For more information on the Science & Arts Board of Regents, visit usao.edu.