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Nationwide Official Appointed To Oklahoma Board of Regents

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt tapped an Ohio businessman for the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, following through on his plan to appoint an African-American member to help oversee a university that has seen multiple racist incidents in recent years. 

Stitt picked Eric Stevenson, the senior vice president of Nationwide Retirement Plans. Stevenson is a native of Wagoner, Oklahoma, and received his bachelor's degree from OU. Students demanded more faculty and staff diversity during a January campus rally after two white students were involved in a video in which one of the women wore blackface and used a racial slur. That followed a 2015 video showing members of a fraternity participating in a racist chant.

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