Statement by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan
“Under the direction of Chancellor Paul Risser, Oklahoma’s higher education system has been on the move.
“Chancellor Risser led the effort to create Governor Henry’s EDGE (Economic Development Generating Excellence) project, focusing Oklahoma’s economic development future on research and the high-tech industry.
“His vision to strengthen Oklahoma’s research capacities will make our state a key player in today’s growing global economy.
“Under his leadership, we are making significant capital improvements on college campuses across Oklahoma, graduation rates have increased, more students are attending college and we are answering the call of businesses for a more skilled workforce.
“His departure from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education means a new chapter is soon to begin in this state, but his passion for making Oklahoma a better place to live, work and raise a family will be remembered for generations to come.”