August 26, 2008
DURANT, OK - On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) visited Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant and met with University President Dr. Michael D. Turner.
"It was a pleasure to be back in Durant and visit Southeastern Oklahoma State University," Senator Inhofe said. "This is a big year for Southeastern as they celebrate 100 years of providing quality education to students from Oklahoma and surrounding states.
"I enjoyed meeting with Dr. Turner and discussing several important issues important to the university and higher education. As is the case throughout Oklahoma and the nation, Dr. Turner stressed the tremendous impact of higher energy prices on the school and student budgets. I assured Dr. Turner that working to bring down energy prices was my number one priority and that it will remain my focus when Congress gets back to work in September."
Dr. Turner, following the meeting with Senator Inhofe said: "I was glad to meet with Senator Inhofe and visit with him about the important work and education taking place at Southeastern. Our school benefits from the work he does in Congress and the whole community benefits as a result. Rising gas prices strain our university and operating costs as much as the rest of the nation, so it's good to know Senator Inhofe is fighting to bring sensible solutions to the energy crisis."