Spencer Fane Partner Andy Lester was quoted in The Oklahoman in an article announcing Oklahoma State University’s recent receipt of the Institutional Excellence Award, which was presented to the university by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.
In the article, Lester, who was appointed by the governor as a regent for higher education at OSU, applauds Jason Kirksey, vice president and chief diversity officer of the university, for his effort to strengthen the “institution’s commitment to diversity.” Lester adds that OSU President Burns Hargis has also played a key role in the process of diversifying the campus: “It didn’t just happen last year or two years ago. It’s been part of what President Hargis has emphasized since the day he took office.”
Lester concentrates his civil litigation and appellate practice in constitutional, employment, local government, civil rights and general business litigation. He previously served on President Ronald Reagan’s Transition Team for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and has faced off against the White House over the use of Executive Privilege. Lester regularly works with clients on civil disputes, aligning his clients’ interests with those of the local, state and national government.To read the full Oklahoman article, visit the website here.