Nichols Hills pharmacist Suzanne Reynolds appointed to USAO Board of Regents

Suzanne Reynolds
Reynolds fills the remainder of the late David McLaughlin’s term.

Dr. Suzanne Reynolds, a pharmacist from Nichols Hills, has been appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt as an interim member of the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma’s Board of Regents.

Pending Senate confirmation, she will fill the remainder of the late David McLaughlin’s, co-founder of Advance Food, appointment that ends June 30, 2024.

“We are honored to welcome Suzanne Reynolds to the USAO Board of Regents. Her expertise, insights and experience in higher education will be invaluable to our university community,” said President Kayla Hale. “As we fulfill our distinct role as Oklahoma’s public liberal arts university, we are thankful for the dedication our Board has toward our mission. I look forward to the invaluable contributions Suzanne will make as a USAO regent.

Reynolds was born and raised in Oklahoma City to immigrant parents who were both educators—her mother an art teacher for Oklahoma City Public Schools and her father, a full professor at Oklahoma City University. Reynolds completed two Bachelor of Science degrees and a Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma. After completing her residency in ambulatory care, she taught as an associate professor and clinical pharmacy specialist at OU. She also created and opened the first pharmacist-managed outpatient anticoagulation clinic in Oklahoma at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. In addition to her work life and being passionate about education, Reynolds has been actively involved in the community in various nonprofit organizations including extensive work in leadership, community engagement and outreach.

The Oklahoma State Legislature created USAO’s seven-member Board of Regents to govern the institution as it carries out its mission as the only public liberal arts institution within Oklahoma’s higher education system. The governor appoints each member to overlapping seven-year terms with the advice and consent of the Oklahoma Senate.

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