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Brownlee, Groendyke appointed to NOC board of regents


Stan Brownlee and Jami Groendyke were appointed by Governor Stitt to the Northern Oklahoma College Board of Regents.

  Groendyke and Brownlee, both from Enid, were confirmed Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Senate.  The appointments were carried by Sen. Roland Pederson (R) from Burlington.

Photo caption: Stan Brownlee

  Brownlee was reappointed to serve another five-year term while Groendyke will serve a one-year term, replacing Chad Dillingham who accepted an appointment to the Oklahoma Wildlife Commission.

  The terms begin July 1, 2020 and both will be sworn in at the NOC Board of Regents meeting on July 22.

   “Stan Brownlee has been serving NOC with distinction,” said NOC President Dr. Cheryl Evans.  “His business acumen and insight have been beneficial in many critical decisions these past years.  I am pleased that he will continue working on behalf of Northern students.”

  “I am looking forward to working with Jami Groendyke on the board,” Evans added.  “As a Northern alumna, she already believes in the mission of NOC.  She brings a fresh perspective to our board and I know that her participation will be valuable.”

  “We will miss Chad Dillingham on the board.  His leadership has been extremely effective on behalf of the NOC family. However, we know that his new role with the Wildlife Department is important to the state too and that he will be successful there as well.”

Photo caption: Jami Groendyke

  Groendkye, an Enid Real Estate Appraiser originally from Claremore, is a 2003 graduate of Northern Oklahoma College, earning an Associate Degree from NOC Enid.  She later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma in 2005. She currently serves as a trustee to the Northern Oklahoma College Foundation with term ending June 30, 2020.

  Brownlee is a retired businessman from Enid.  After earning an accounting degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, Brownlee started his career as a public accountant in 1968.  He worked over three decades in public accounting as a partner in Randall, Brownlee, Donehue and Company, then with BKD after a merger in 1996.

  After retiring in 2002, he was a personal asset manager for Harold Hamm until 2011.  He works with many non-profit organizations, serving as a mentor for local children since 1987.  Regent Brownlee was appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin in 2015 to a five-year term as a member of the Northern Oklahoma College Board of Regents.

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  NOC, a public two-year community college, serves 4,200 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City.

In 2019, NOC celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the Enid campus and a 15-year partnership with OSU for the Gateway Program.

  NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

  Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit .