Reception honors Sean Burrage as SE president

By Jessica Breger jbreger@civitasmedia.com

July 8, 2014

Oklahoma State Senator Sean Burrage said he is leaving politics behind as he steps into his new role as Southeastern Oklahoma State University President.

“That chapter is closed in my life. I’ve opened up this new chapter to be the president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University,” said Burrage at a reception held in his honor Monday evening at the Choctaw Event Center.

Although he may have left the senate, several of his colleagues from that chapter of his life were present to support him.

Community and SE leaders including Greg Massey, John Massey, Chickasaw Governor Bill Anoatubby, Choctaw Chief Gary Batton and Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr. gave words of encouragement to Burrage.

The Durant native said this move is a homecoming for his family and that he wants to provide opportunities to students in the area.

“I want to provide opportunity to those who don’t even know it’s there,” said Burrage.

Burrage officially began his term as president July 1 and is now residing in the Magnolia House on the SE Campus with his wife and two sons.