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Friday, May 20, 2022
Dustin Hilliary Appointed to the State Regents for Higher Ed
Dustin J. Hilliary, Lawton, was recently appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt to serve a nine-year term as a member of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Hilliary’s appointment was confirmed by both the Senate Education Committee and the full Senate. His term will expire in May 2031.

"As we focus on strengthening Oklahoma’s workforce pipeline, Regent Hilliary brings a strong business background and extensive leadership experiences to the board," said Chancellor Allison D. Garrett. "His expertise will benefit our public colleges and universities and our students. We look forward to his service as a State Regent."

Hilliary serves as Co-CEO of Hilliary Communications, which provides telephone and broadband service to more than 15,000 customers in Oklahoma, Texas and Iowa and has 135 full-time employees. He has been a leader for the growth and financial planning of all Hilliary-owned companies and a major part of the transition from a traditional telecommunications company to a multi-faceted provider of telephone, broadband and video services. Under Hilliary’s leadership, Hilliary Communications has been awarded more than $110 million in federal broadband loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal Communications Commission.

He also serves as Co-Publisher of the Hilliary Media Group, a media holding company that operates two newspapers, the Oklahoma Farm Report and other radio and website outlets.

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