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With the demand for employees who have certificates and degrees continually increasing, college completion remains the top priority in the state of Oklahoma. That was the message delivered by Chancellor Glen D. Johnson as he presented the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s FY 2015 legislative agenda to an audience of southeastern Oklahoma lawmakers, community leaders and educators at Pete’s Place in Krebs on January 23. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently voted to request $76.3 million in new state appropriations during the upcoming legislative session. The State Regents are requesting $55.1 million for Complete College America performance-funding needs. This investment will provide state colleges and universities funding for additional course sections, full-time faculty and financial aid. These dollars will also fund information technology equipment, library resources and other operational needs that will provide continued support for student success. The State Regents are also seeking $2.5 million for online education and degree completion technology. This will enable students to enroll in additional course sections and will provide for improved software development and training. The State Regents are requesting $10 million to fund a competitive grant program that will enhance higher education institutions’ efforts to expand specialized student services, including focused advisement, career counseling and job placement, veterans’ programs, and financial education. Increased financial aid funding will also be a priority for the State Regents in the upcoming legislative session. The State Regents seek to increase funding for the concurrent enrollment program, which allows high school juniors and seniors to take credit-earning college courses, by $3 million, and are requesting $1.5 million for the Oklahoma Tuition Aid and Oklahoma Tuition Equalization grants and $250,000 for an adult degree completion community scholarship match. The State Regents are also requesting an additional $250,000 for the Summer Academies program, which provides interactive learning opportunities for Oklahoma eighth- through 10th-grade students in high-demand science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The total appropriation request for FY 2015 is $1.06 billion. Pictured are Eastern Oklahoma State College students, regents, faculty and staff gathered with local legislators to attend Chancellor Glen D. Johnson’s presentation of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s FY 2015 legislative agenda on January 23. Pictured at the event from left are, Mathematics Professor Phillip Hawthorne, Representative Brian Renegar, Regent Teresa Jackson, Regent Loise Washington, sophomore Brittany Gilbert from Wetumka, Regent Brian Lott, Chancellor Glen D. Johnson, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Janet Wansick, sophomore Keifer Shearer from Broken Bow, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Stephen Glazier and President Dr. Stephen E. Smith. Also in attendance, but not pictured, were Senator Larry Boggs, EOSC Regent Monte McAlester and McAlester Mayor Steve Harrison.

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