Oklahoma City (January 16, 2019) – Oklahoma Achieves is proud to name Bobby Griffith as its new executive director. Griffith will assume oversight of the educational advocacy organization on January 16.
“Bobby’s strong leadership and communications abilities—paired with his passion for education and public policy—will be invaluable as Oklahoma Achieves continues working to dramatically improve our state’s education system,” said Dr. Jennifer Lepard, executive director of the State Chamber Research Foundation and interim director of Oklahoma Achieves.
Griffith has a background in education and currently works as an instructor and teaching assistant for the University of Oklahoma. He also helped found City Presbyterian Church and served as one of its pastors. He has a Master of Arts in History, a Master of Divinity and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in History at the University of Oklahoma.
“A quality education system is the cornerstone of our state’s future,” said Griffith. “It’s what ensures our children have the opportunities they deserve, and that Oklahoma’s employers have the workforce they need. I look forward to working alongside business leaders, educators and government officials to ensure Oklahoma students have a strong educational system that effectively positions them for successful careers.”
“Improving Oklahoma’s education-to-workforce pipeline is a priority to Oklahoma’s business community,” said Fred Morgan. “Under Bobby’s leadership, Oklahoma Achieves will continue advancing an education system that equips all Oklahoma students to graduate with the skills needed to thrive in a competitive global economy.”