Rose State Students Gather at the Capitol for Higher Ed Day Published February 15, 2017

Students Gather at the Capitol for Higher Ed Day

Midwest City, Okla. – Rose State College student leaders joined hundreds of other students statewide at the State Capitol on Tuesday, February 14th to promote the value and importance of higher education.

Students offered their support to restore funding to higher education and took the opportunity to express their ideas and concerns around all things related to their college education. Rose State students met with local representatives such as Minority Leader Scott Inman, and new legislators Representatives Roger Ford and Tess Teague.

Speakers included Chancellor Glen D. Johnson; Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb; Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz; and Representative Jon Echols, Majority Floor Leader.

 Emilee Fields is a member of the Rose State Student Senate and serves on the Student Advisory Board (SAB) to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.  Fields had a list of items to discuss at Higher Ed day and said, “I am looking forward to meeting and talking with people who are representing Oklahoma and doing what I would love to do in the future. I am interested in asking legislators about how they feel about Betsy Devos and what they are going to do to better Oklahoma education this legislation period.”

Those who attended had the opportunity to also hear from Chancellor Glen D. Johnson, other state legislators as well as many college Presidents.