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OCU Welcomes New Trustee

Oklahoma City University has announced the appointment of new trustees to its board of directors.

The new trustees are Richard H. Parry, Jason Foreman and Robin Ladd.

Parry is president, chief investment officer and owner of the Tom Johnson Investment Management firm, which handles equity and fixed income portfolio construction and active management for institutions and individual clients. The firm currently has approximately $625 million in assets under management.

Parry began his investment career in 1981 working in the Trust Investments department of First National Bank and Trust Company, which later became First Investment Management Corporation, a subsidiary of First Interstate Bank of Oklahoma City.

He graduated from Casady School in 1975, received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Colorado in 1979 and earned his MBA from Oklahoma City University in 1983.

Parry is a CFA charter holder, past adjunct professor for OCU and past president of the Oklahoma Society of Financial Analysts. He serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Leadership Oklahoma City, and is a volunteer for Friends of Lake Hefner and Oklahoma City YMCA Sailing.

Representatives from two university organizations were also appointed OCU trustees.

Foreman is serving as president of the Oklahoma City University Faculty Senate.  He is the associate professor of scenic design and the head of design and production at Oklahoma City University.

Foreman joined the OCU faculty in 2005. He holds a BFA in drama design and technical production from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA in scenic design from California State University at Long Beach. He has designed scenery for more than 70 productions during his career.

He is the vice president of communications for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology-Southwest and serves on the annual national conference committee. He is also the president of the board of directors for Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park.

Ladd is the Oklahoma City University Student Government Association president. She is majoring in philosophy and political science. She won the Miss Black OCU pageant in 2011.