Rose State College’s longest standing Regent, Betty J.C. Wright, was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame this week during an induction ceremony at the University of Central Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society sponsored the event. The goal of the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame Foundation is to identify and honor people in Oklahoma Education who have exemplified the ideals of leadership, service, and research in the field of education.
Ms. Wright has served as an educator forty-four years, serving in schools around the globe. She has also served as a math and science specialist, and has trained thousands of teachers in effective teaching strategies. Wright is also a leader in the STEM field, serving as the administrator of the State’s Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition and training teachers as part of the Great Expectations Foundations.
Ms. Wright is currently serving her twenty-sixth year on the Board of Regents of Rose State College where she has served in numerous capacities including as former chairperson.
Wright is a recipient of the George Washington Medal of Honor from the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge, a National Invent America State Educator, Oklahoma City Teacher of the Year, recipient of Oklahoma's Governor Commendations, and she is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Math and Science Teaching presented to her by former President George W. Bush.
Betty J.C. Wright is the longest tenured member of the Rose State College Board of Regents.