Board Members

Rex VanMeterRex VanMeter
President
(405) 213-6608

Rex VanMeter was appointed to the School Board in 2015, representing Post #5. He is the President at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital.

Mr. VanMeter received his Masters of Hospital Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma.

He is active in the Yukon community as a member of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce and Yukon Public Schools Foundation for Excellence. He and his wife have 3 children attending Yukon Public Schools.

Leonard WellsLeonard Wells
Vice-President
(405) 354-6275

Leonard Wells was elected to Post #2 of the School Board in 2012. He is a 1965 graduate of Yukon High School and a 1969 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.

Mr. Wells retired after 34 years in the telecommunications industry with experience in accounting, auditing, and management. He is an active member of his church. His many years of volunteer service include: Yukon Public School District, Weokie Credit Union, and several other community organizations.

Jeff Behymer
Jeff Behymer
Clerk
(405) 578-8263

Jeff Behymer was appointed to the YPS Board of Education in July 2016, replacing Mr. David Yetter. Mr. Behymer has a marketing degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and a successful career working in industrial manufacturing and distribution.

Mr. Behymer and his wife are active in the Yukon community and are active volunteers in the the school district. He and his wife have 2 children attending Yukon Public Schools.

​Suzanne Cannon
Suzanne Cannon
Deputy Clerk
(405) 354-8412

Suzanne Cannon was elected to the School Board in 2011, representing Post #1. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma City University and a Masters of Human Relations degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Mrs. Cannon is the owner and executive director of Counseling and Substance Abuse Services in Yukon.

She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol/Drug Counselor. Mrs. Cannon has a strong background in volunteerism and education.


Don Rowe

Board Member
(405) 818-5951

Don Rowe joined the School Board in 2018 representing Post #3. A 1988 graduate of Yukon, he received an associate degree from El Reno Junior College, a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Oregon State College and a Master's in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University. He currently works as a forecast manager for Oklahoma City-based Kimray Inc. Previously, he taught high school algebra and geometry and served as an adjunct math instructor at Redlands Community College.

Mr. Rowe is active in the YHS Band Boosters, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and his church's preschool ministry. He was also selected to lead the Boy Scouts adult leadership training program, Woodbadge for Last Frontier Council, and Boy Scouts' National Youth Leadership Training program. He and his wife have three children in Yukon schools, and their oldest is a recent graduate.

Regular meetings of the Board of Education are held at the Administration Building at 600 Maple Street, Yukon, OK, on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

All meetings are open to the public, and patrons are always welcome. Please note that pursuant to District Policy and Oklahoma Law, patrons may only address the board on items posted on the respective meetings agenda.

The annual school board elections are held on the second Tuesday in February. If a runoff election is necessary, it will be held the first Tuesday in April.