Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith will present this year’s Carl G. and Gladys L. Herrington Distinguished Endowed Lecture on Wednesday, April 8, at Rogers State University.
The lecture will take place in the ballroom of the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center on the Claremore campus of RSU. Admission is $10 and includes continental breakfast. Doors open at 9:45 a.m., and the lecture will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are available by calling the RSU Foundation office at (918) 343-8357.
Keith was elected as Tulsa County Commissioner for District 2 in November 2008. Prior to public service, she worked 26 years in broadcasting with 21 years at KJRH in Tulsa as an anchor, reporter, and executive producer and host of Oklahoma Living.
As a member of the Oklahoma Historical Society Board, Keith is working to enhance the Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore and is working on the OKPOP project in Tulsa. She currently serves as chairman of the board for the Indian Nations Council of Governments and sits on the National Association of Regional Councils. She served on the 2017-2018 State Regent’s Task Force for the Future of Higher Education for Oklahoma and as chairman of the board for the Rotary Club of Tulsa, where she also served as the 100th president. Keith serves on numerous boards and authorities in her role as a county commissioner. She has been active in the Brookside Business Association for 30 years.
About the Herrington Lecture
The late Carl G. and Gladys L. Herrington established the Herrington Distinguished Lectureship Endowment through the Rogers State University Foundation. Mr. and Mrs. Herrington initiated the lectureship endowment as a way to provide exceptional educational opportunities at RSU.
Mr. Herrington, a retired Exxon executive, served on the RSU Foundation Board of Directors and was a longtime supporter of the university. In 1990, RSU awarded Mr. Herrington its highest honor, the Jefferson Fellow Award. The university’s Herrington Hall, which houses RSU’s business and computer science programs, was named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herrington.
For tickets or more information on the Herrington Lecture, call (918) 343-8357.