Diane Ming

Diane Ming smiling and facing the cameraDefense industry veteran Diane Ming was appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin to the Science & Arts Board of Regents in 2014. She was reappointed in 2021 by Gov. Kevin Stitt for a second 7-year term. 

Ming has decades of experience in the defense industry. She has worked as a project manager for Northrop Grumman since 1998 and is responsible for ensuring that the cost, schedule, technical and programmatic requirements for multiple software sustainment projects, ranging in cost up to $35 million, are maintained.

“With STEM skills being so vital to the future of both our state and our nation, I am looking forward to working with this great institution that provides such a unique opportunity for bright Oklahoma students to meld liberal arts with STEM,” Ming said.

In addition to her work for Northrop Grumman, Ming has served as a board member for the Edmond Parks Foundation and as secretary for the Messiah Lutheran Church Endowment Committee.

She served previously as a member of the Urban Forestry Commission on appointment from the mayor of Edmond.

Ming earned her bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University in California. Her master of business degree is from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis in management information systems.

She is married to Michael Ming, Oklahoma Chief Executive Officer of General Electric. They live in Edmond and have two children.