Former Seagate exec succeeds Millican as board chair

Dr. Mark Brewer, the outgoing senior vice president and chief information officer for Seagate Technology, became the 13th chairman of OC’s Board of Trustees in April.

Brewer joined the OC board in 2003 and has served as vice chairman since 2006. He succeeds Don Millican, OC’s board chair since 2002. Millican, the chief financial officer for Kaiser-Francis Oil Company, became an OC trustee in 1996 and is remaining on the board.

The support of Mark and his wife Beth has been integral to OC’s campus dining enhancements, its innovative Ethos spiritual life initiative, and many other projects.

“Dr. Mark Brewer has served as an OC trustee with distinction and will be a outstanding chairman,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Wise, smart, articulate, spiritual, loyal, visionary, generous – he possesses all the attributes an ideal leader needs. Mark and Beth are dear friends, and they are, and will continue to be, a great blessing to the OC community.”

Brewer recently stepped down from Seagate after leading all information technology operations worldwide for the company’s global operations. He also worked for AT&T Network Systems and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Brewer earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame for OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.

Spring 2017

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