Regent Anita Holloway to Deliver RSU Commencement Address

Anita Holloway Rogers State University’s 110th Commencement, featuring two ceremonies and more than 500 graduates, will be held Saturday, May 7, at the Claremore Expo Center. University of Oklahoma Regent Anita Holloway will serve as commencement speaker for both ceremonies.

“Regent Holloway is an excellent leader, and we are honored to have her provide our commencement address this year,” said RSU President Dr. Larry Rice. “As a distinguished graduate of a regional university, her life’s story and accomplishments will inspire our graduates.”

Holloway was appointed by Governor Kevin Stitt in February 2020 to the Board of Regents for the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University. A native of Stuart, Oklahoma and a tribal member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation based in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Holloway is a senior audit partner with Ernst & Young LLP, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, operating in more than 150 countries. She is currently the partner-in-charge of world-wide audit and professional services to a Fortune 50 company and was formerly the Tulsa office managing partner.

She currently serves on the board and is the former Treasurer of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce and previously served on the board and the audit and finance committee for the Tulsa Area United Way. She was recognized in 2019 and 2021 as one of Oklahoma’s “50 Making a Difference” Woman of the Year honorees and is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa Class 48.

Holloway graduated with highest academic achievement and honors from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma in December 1992, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with a math minor and receiving the ECU School of Business Distinguished Graduate Award. In 2022, she received the East Central University Distinguished Alumni Award.

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