Hall of Fame

2017 Awards Dinner and Induction Ceremony

The twenty-fourth annual Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame Awards Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be held Monday, October 30, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh Center.

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2017 Inductees

Tony M. Allison
Susan C. Barber
David A. Bryant
J. Rufus Fears
Marlin "Ike" Glass
Roger G. Harrison, Jr.
Robert H. Henry
James "Jeff" Kimpel
Katherine M. Kocan
Paul W. Sechrist
Award for Distinguished Contribution to Higher Education: Honorable Maxine Horner

About the Hall of Fame

Each year since 1994, the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society has recognized individuals, living and deceased, whose achievement and leadership in scholarship, teaching, research, administration, staff support, outreach and public service have brought honor and distinction to higher education in our state by inducting them into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.  To date, more than 200 men and women have been so honored.

Eligibility for Hall of Fame

To be eligible for consideration, nominees must have been employed full-time by an institution or institutions of higher education in Oklahoma as a faculty member, administrator or staff for a minimum of ten years and demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching, research, administration, outreach or public service, or any combination thereof, and in doing so brought honor and distinction to Oklahoma higher education.  In addition, individuals not so employed but who have performed meritorious service to higher education within the state may be considered for induction.

Nomination for Hall of Fame

Anyone can nominate an eligible individual to the Hall of Fame by submitting the NOMINATION FORM available for download at the link below.  The form must be accompanied by (1) a one-page STATEMENT OF NOMINATION describing the nominee’s distinctive achievement in Oklahoma higher education and (2) a resume not more than 10 pages in length prepared by the nominee or nominee’s institution.  Not more than three letters of recommendation, none of which may exceed three pages in length, may accompany the NOMINATION FORM.  Incomplete or non-conforming nomination packets will not be considered.

Completed nomination forms, with required accompanying documents and any letters of recommendation, must be submitted NOT LATER THAN APRIL 1, 2017.  Those nominated but not chosen for induction initially may be considered for two additional years.  For further information, contact Diane Carroll at (405) 574-1201 or dcarroll@usao.edu.   

Printable Nomination Form