Black begins term as board chairman

Release Date: 1/4/2013

Doug Black of Tulsa, Okla., is the new chairman of the University of the Ozarks' Board of Trustees. He began his two-year term on Jan. 1.

Mr. Doug Black

Doug Black of Tulsa, Okla., is the new chairman of the University of the Ozarks’ Board of Trustees.

Black was elected chairman during the board's fall meeting, held October 6, on the Clarksville campus. He replaced David Rawhouser of Arlington, Texas, who completed his tenure as board chair at the end of December.

Black, who has spent 37 years in the oil and gas industry, is vice president of land and business development for Bright Horizon Resources and is a partner in the company, which has its headquarter in Tulsa.  He is responsible for all land related activities and business development.  Prior to joining Bright Horizon in 2012, Black was vice president of land for Wagner Oil Company in Fort Worth, Texas.

Black has served on the U of O board since 2010.

"I am deeply humbled and honored to have been asked to serve as chairman of the Board of Trustees and to have the privilege of working closely with the wonderful and dedicated trustees, faculty, staff and students at Ozarks," Black said. "This university is a special place with a rich history and exciting future before it, and I am thrilled to be a part of what is happening here."

A native of McNeil, Ark., Black is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia Arkansas with a degree in business management.  He is a Certified Professional Landman, a member of the Independent Producers Association of America and The American Association of Professional Landmen, where he is currently serving on the strategic planning committee.  He and his wife Marty have three children and eight grandchildren.  He enjoys people, hunting, fishing, the outdoors and travel.