Governor Reappoints Thompson to Board

Janie Thompson (right) is congratulated by Redlands Community College Board of Regents Vice Chair Juanita Krittenbrink on her reappointment to the college’s Board of Regents.Janie S. Thompson was sworn in for a second term as a regent during the Redlands Community College Board of Regents meeting this week. She was appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin in 2015 and was recently reappointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt to serve until April 2029.

“We are excited to continue working with Regent Thompson. As an alumna of the college, she has been a tremendous asset to our board and our institution,” said Redlands President Jack Bryant. “Her experience as a teacher, administrator and now leader of an organization supporting the workforce needs of health care are invaluable to our efforts to enhance and expand courses and programs.”

A Yukon resident and Mustang native, Thompson serves as executive director of the Oklahoma Physician Manpower Training Commission, an organization dedicated to increasing the availability of health care services in rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma.

Thompson is a longtime advocate for Redlands Community College, its programs and students. In 2021, she was recognized by the regional chapter of Phi Theta Kappa with the Regional Distinguished Alumni award, and at the international level, she was named Distinguished Division III Alumni.

Prior to joining the Oklahoma Physician Manpower Training Commission, Thompson served as a teacher and administrator in the Putnam City School District for 24 years. She earned an associate degree from Redlands, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Education degree from OU.

In addition to the Redlands Community College Board of Regents, Thompson serves on the OU Health Sciences Center Pathways Advisory Council and the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Rural Health Association.

“Since I began my higher education career as a student on this campus, it is a privilege to continue serving on the board,” Thompson said. “During my first term, we expanded programs, modernized the campus, and updated technology. I look forward to working with Redlands administration and faculty to build on this progress and bring even greater opportunities to our students.”