Don Raleigh to speak during spring commencement on May 7

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Don Raleigh to speak during spring commencement on May 7

April 29, 2016

Don Raleigh Don Raleigh

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s graduating students and their families will have the privilege to hear guest speaker Don Raleigh, 1987 graduate, during the spring commencement exercises set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Ranger Field. In case of inclement weather, commencement will take place in Percefull Fieldhouse.

Raleigh currently is completing his eighth year as superintendent of Pryor Public Schools. Raleigh is in his 28th year as an educator, serving in almost every role as a teacher, coach and administrator in public schools. He holds a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Oklahoma State University (OSU), a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences from Northwestern and is currently working toward a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from OSU.

Raleigh has twice been named the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators District 6 Superintendent of the Year (2015 & 2012). He also was named the 2014 Oklahoma Administrator of the Year by the Oklahoma Advisory Council. He has been honored as the 2006 Coca-Cola Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction and was inducted into the Northwestern Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.

Besides serving on the Oklahoma Standards Setting Steering Committee, he also currently serves as a member of the Governor’s Education Advisory Committee.

He is married to Angela Raleigh and has two children, son Trent Raleigh and daughter-in-law Carolyn (and grandson Luke), and daughter Aubrey Ballard and son-in-law Michael.