Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Rubye Hibler Hall

Rubye Hibler Hall earned distinction in 1974 as the first African-American appointee to the board of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. A graduate of Langston University and the University of Oklahoma, Rubye Hall was appointed by governor David Hall to the board of the State Regents. She served as chair of the Regents in 1978-79 and was named Regent of the Year by the Higher Education Alumni Council of Oklahoma. She and her husband Ira were co-founding directors of the Oklahoma City Urban League. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 1998. She died on November 9, 2003.