Glen D. Johnson, Jr. is the 8th Chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, a state system that includes 25 universities and state colleges. Johnson assumed the position in January 2007 after having previously served as the president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University for ten years.
"The Chickasaw Nation understands that they are making an investment in higher education in Oklahoma," Johnson said. "They understand the importance of having students go to school and graduate in Oklahoma and then stay in Oklahoma where they contribute to the quality of life and enhance our entire state ... This strengthens the Chickasaw Nation and it also builds a better state."
Dr. Johnson established his successful political career as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1982 to 1996. He became the youngest Speaker of the House in 1990 (at age 36), and went on to be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2006.
Dr. Johnson was born in Oklahoma City and is the son of former U.S. Congressman Glen D. Johnson, Sr. He obtained his bachelor's degree and juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.
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