1999 Terry Bailey
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Terry D. Bailey attended Western Oklahoma State College during 1975-77 and received his Associate in Science degree the spring of 1977. While at Western, he played baseball on scholarship, setting records in stolen bases and batting averages. He played the lead in the WOSC musicals, Godspell and The Fantasticks, and was named 1977 Mr. WOSC. Continuing his education at the University of Oklahoma, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance in 1979. He completed a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1994. He began a career with Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1979 as a residence service center manager in Tulsa and later worked for the company in Okmulgee and Ardmore. He has held a variety of assignments and positions in sales management and business operations for many SBC subsidiaries. He has been appointed to several management positions at the vice presidential level with the company accepting responsibilities with international markets and merging and overseeing several national business and federal systems sales organizations. In December 1998, Bailey was appointed President-Oklahoma for Southwestern Bell Telephone and is responsible for general operations of the company and all regulatory, legislative, governmental, external affairs, and industry relations activities.