Samuel L. Barrick appointed to Murray State College Board of Regents


Burneyville resident Mr. Samuel L.  Barrick has been appointed by Governor Mary Fallin as a new member of the Murray State College Board of Regents.   Barrick, who succeeds Dr. Kay Helm, will serve a seven-year term ending June 1, 2025.

Barrick earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1982 after graduating from Murray State in 1980 with an associate degree in farm and ranch management.  He attended Turner Public Schools and graduated from high school in 1978.

Since 2000, Barrick has been employed as an agent with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau in Love County.  Before joining the farm bureau, he was employed for 18 years by CNG Producing as an engineering tech.

“We welcome Sam Barrick to our board and value the experience and background he will bring to this position.  As a graduate of Murray State, he will have a unique perspective from which we can all benefit,” said MSC Board of Regents Chairman Steven Jolly.

Barrick served as a member of the Turner School Board from 2010-18 and is a current board member for the Love County Chamber of Commerce and the Red River Valley Association.  He is a member of the Marietta Lions Club, the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, the Journey Leadership Institute, Partners for Wildlife, Love County Airboat Rescue Team and Masonic Lodges in Lone Grove and Ardmore.

“Sam Barrick will be a great addition to the MSC Board of Regents.  His background in agriculture and business gives him a deep understanding of student objectives and pathways to success,” said MSC President Joy McDaniel.

Barrick’s other activities and interests include serving as a volunteer for Cavett’s Kid Camp and participating in the Love County Turning Point Coalition and Leadership Love County.

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