Some of you may have added a new name to your holiday gift-giving list — Oklahoma State’s next president V. Burns Hargis.
You may even be tempted to buy him an orange tie or two since he’ll be wearing them 24/7 now.
As a former regent, Hargis has more than a few orange ties, I’m sure. But can you ever really have too many? He joked this week that he might call up former president David Schmidly, now at the University of New Mexico, and see if he still had any to spare. I’m betting Schmidly didn’t make it out of the state with any orange ties.
Today, Hargis was a guest at the OSU Regents meeting in Oklahoma City. I complimented him on his tie, which featured tiny elephants on an orange background — a perfect portrayal of his devotion to both OSU and the Republican Party.
This time Hargis quipped that he’ll have to shop for some non-partisan ties — a neutral shade of orange, you might say.
Susan Simpson, Education Writer