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October 3, 2003 :: Longtime State Regents’ Employee Announces Retirement

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After 28 years of service, Dr. Ruth Ann Dreyer, vice chancellor for administration and board relations for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, has announced her retirement effective in early February 2004.

Chancellor Paul G. Risser expressed his regret at losing such a valuable staff member.

“Our state system owes a great deal to Ruth Ann and her tireless devotion to her profession,” Risser said. “Generations of Oklahoma college students were never aware that they had such a strong advocate who worked for them every day. She has certainly been a huge help to me during my tenure, and I will miss her greatly.”

State Regents Chairman Ike Glass also praised Dreyer’s service.

“Ruth Ann is just great to work with, and it will be a challenge to get along without her,” Glass said. “She has really helped the Regents get their jobs done. I would love to see her stay, but it looks like she has some other important tasks ahead of her.”

After leaving the State Regents in February, Dreyer will contribute her time to several ministries and civic work.

“It has been my privilege to work with the State Regents and chancellors Dunlap, Leone, Hobbs, Brisch and Risser as they have shaped Oklahoma’s higher education and the lives of Oklahomans. I value the opportunity that I have had to contribute to the work,” she said.

Risser said that a search for a replacement will begin soon.