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Sen. Coffee Visits SWOSU PLC

October 29, 2009

PLC Class
Oklahoma State Senator Glenn Coffee (far right) recently spoke to the SWOSU President's Leadership Class on the Weatherford campus. Also on campus for the presentation were State Representative Harold Wright (third from right) and State Senator Mike Schulz (second from right). Also pictured are PLC class members (from left): Jacob Fuller, Blanchard; Kayla Fritz, Cache; Ryan Roulet, Clinton; Lauren Kehl, Cordell; Eli Grant, Sentinel; Rachel Tucker, Jones; Kylee Sullivan, Anadarko; Cash Cooper, Lindsey; Jamie Rice, Minco; Caleb Koos, El Reno; Tyler Overton, Cordell; Caitlin Carter, Elk City; Bryan Wilkes, Oklahoma City; Jemi Hancock, Hobart; Andrew Brooks, Lake Jackson, TX; Alicia Marquis, Weatherford; Corbin Dickerson, Altus; and Katie Lindamood, Weatherford.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University's President's Leadership Class gets the opportunity to hear guest speakers on various occasions and recently had the opportunity to hear from Oklahoma State Senator Glenn Coffee who visited with the PLC on the Weatherford campus.

Coffee is the first Republican in Oklahoma history to serve as president pro tempore, the top leadership position in the Oklahoma State Senate. He was first elected to the State Senate in 1998.

Coffee, who is a businessman and attorney, is among the Legislature's leading proponents of legal reform, government accountability, crime victims' rights and education reform and visited with the PLC students on a variety of topics. Randy Beutler, head of the SWOSU PLC program, said Coffee has been a supporter of higher education and was recently honored by the Higher Education Alumni Council with its Lifetime Achievement Award for his support of higher education.

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