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Oklahoma State Senate
Senator John Sparks
Democratic Leader
Senate District 16
Cleveland County


For Immediate Release: September 20, 2017

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Sen. John Sparks
Sen. John Sparks

Sen. John Sparks Statement on Retirement of University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren

Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, commented on Wednesday’s announcement by OU President David L. Boren that he intends to retire:

“President David L. Boren’s distinguished tenure at the University of Oklahoma is an extension of his lifetime of selfless, tireless service to the State of Oklahoma. He will be the standard by which all future leaders of our great state and of this university will be measured.

“I believe his years at the University of Oklahoma will be considered the Golden Age of OU. His bold leadership and diligent service have not only enriched the lives of thousands of students, but it has also contributed immeasurably to the community of Norman and our state as a whole. I join with OU students, faculty, and staff in thanking him for all he has done to advance higher education in Oklahoma, and wish him nothing but the best in all things.”

For more information, contact:
Sen. Sparks: (405) 521-5601

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