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January 7, 2005 :: New General Counsel Named for State Regents

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Bob Anthony has accepted the position of general counsel for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and will begin his new duties on Jan. 12, 2005.

Anthony graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1979 after receiving his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University.

His professional background includes four years with the city attorney’s office in Norman, Okla., followed by seven years in private practice. He was an assistant attorney general for the state of Oklahoma and worked closely with the office of the State Regents. He has also served as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State. Most recently, Anthony has been in private practice in Oklahoma City with the firm of Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green.

Chancellor Paul Risser was pleased with the appointment of Anthony to the office of the State Regents. “Bob has a terrific combination of skills that will lend themselves well to the new challenges he has accepted. He has experience in the public and private sectors and a good grasp of the issues that affect our institutions and our students.”

Anthony succeeds Ned Bastow, who retired as general counsel Dec. 31 after serving since 1990.