OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gov.-elect Mary Fallin has selected an Oklahoma State University research director as her secretary of science and technology.
Fallin on Thursday announced that Stephen McKeever would serve in the post. McKeever is vice president for research and technology transfer at OSU and the executive director of OSU's Multispectral Lab in Ponca City.
McKeever first joined the physics faculty at OSU in 1983 and later headed the department from 1995 to 1999.
He replaces another OSU official, Joe Alexander, who served in the position under Gov. Brad Henry.
Fallin says she wants to emphasize the transfer of research and technology from universities "into real-world business opportunities that will help create more jobs for our state."