TCC Foundation Chair is Phil Lakin, Jr., Tulsa Community Foundation chief executive officer. He previously served on the executive committee for two years. The executive leadership committee also includes Vice Chair David Stratton, BOK Financial executive vice president and Tulsa commercial banking director and Secretary/Treasurer Tim Lyons, TTCU Federal Credit Union president and chief executive officer. Konnie Boulter, Program Director, The Oxley Foundation will serve as past chair.
“We value the time these dedicated business and community leaders give to the TCC Foundation,” said Leigh B. Goodson, TCC president & chief executive officer. “The Foundation’s role is essential to the success of our students and we have an ambitious year ahead with the on-going Campaign for Completion, TCC’s first multi-year campaign, and the upcoming 50th Anniversary celebration.”
New TCC Foundation Trustees for 2019 include: Scott Asbjornson, AAON, Inc.; Jeff Brooks, Muscogee Creek Nation Casinos; Kevin Gross, Hillcrest HealthCare System; Jennifer Jezek, York Electronic Systems, Inc.; Sean Kouplen, Regent Bank; and Jackie Price Johannsen, Price Family Properties. Each trustee is appointed for a three-year term.
The chief purpose of the Foundation, founded in 1970, is to support the College in its mission to provide university transfer and workforce development degrees and certificates. Each year, the Foundation raises approximately $2 million for scholarships, programs and student development activities at TCC. Last year, the Foundation launched its first ever multi-year fundraising campaign to remove navigational, financial and physical barriers while continuing the important work of support for scholarships, internships and projects.