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Gov. Fallin Appoints UCO Archivist Nicole Willard as Oklahoma Archives Chair

Headshot of Nicole Willard

March 15, 2018

Media Contact: Sarah Neese, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2121, sneese@uco.edu

Gov. Fallin Appoints UCO Archivist Nicole Willard as Oklahoma Archives Chair

Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed Nicole Willard, director of archives, special collections and library development for the University of Central Oklahoma, as the new chair of the Archives and Records Commission for the state of Oklahoma.           

The Archives and Record Commission, part of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, is a five-member statutory board created in 1947. The commission has the exclusive authority, with few exceptions, for the arrangement and placing of all public records and archives of state officers, departments, boards, commissions, agencies and institutions. Additionally, by law and in most cases, state agencies cannot destroy official documents without authorization from the commission.           

Other members of the commission include Vice Chair and Secretary Susan McVey, director for the Oklahoma Department of Libraries; Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb; Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller; and Gary Jones, state auditor and inspector.           

Willard earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Central and currently oversees the operations of the university’s archives and special collections, as well as government information and the development of UCO’s Max Chambers Library.           

For more information about the Max Chambers Library, visit library.uco.edu.

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Cutline: Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed Nicole Willard, director of archives, special collections and library development for the University of Central Oklahoma, as the new chair of the Archives and Records Commission for the state of Oklahoma.