No comments made about member's controversial statement during OU Regent meeting
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents met Tuesday. Board member Kirk Humphreys was not in attendance, but the focus of the crowd was him.
The meeting room was packed with people making their stance known. Humphreys is facing backlash after comments he made during a political talk show which compared being gay and being a pedophile.
"We were explicitly here today to call for Kirk Humphreys' resignation or removal from the Board of Regents," one OU student said after the meeting.
Humphreys' controversial comments came during a debate with State Representative Emily Virgin. Virgin, D-Norman, also attended the regents meeting.
"I think that he has to resign. I think that he has lost the trust of the students and that's the most important thing at a university," she said.
The board stuck to the agenda which did not allow public comments.
Board chair Clay Bennett would not make any comment after the meeting.
OU President David Boren commented briefly.
"No one person or comments by any one person can change our basic commitment to the kind of community that we built at the university and that we're very proud of and that we intend to preserve," Boren said.