Midwest City, Okla. – The Rose State College Board of Regents welcomes its newest member, Midwest City Police Chief R. Brandon Clabes of Choctaw, Oklahoma. Clabes took his oath of office at the August 25th, 2016 Rose State College Board of Regents meeting. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin announced the appointment earlier this summer for a seven-year term that ends in June 2023.
Regent Clabes serves the community of Midwest City as Chief of Police and has done so since August 1999. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and the FBI National Academy. “I look forward to working with my fellow Rose State College Regents to grow this higher education institution,” noted Chief Clabes. “Under the leadership of President Jeanie Webb, Rose State College will continue to provide its students and community with the highest quality of service.”
Clabes serves as both a Rose State College Regent and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Technical Area Education District. Clabes is a member of the City of Choctaw Planning Commission. He was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin as commissioner for the Department of Human Services in 2012, commissioner for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangers Drugs in 2013 and also served on the Oklahoma Commission for School Security with Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb. Chief Clabes received the Mid-Del Tinker 100 Club “Hall of Fame” award in 2016 for exceptional meritorious service in the performance of duties while assigned to the Midwest City Police Department.
Clabes succeeds Richard R. Hefton whose term expired.