Hall of Fame

Induction Ceremony and Banquet

Celebrate the 2018 class of Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame inductees at the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society's annual ceremony and banquet 6:30 p.m. on November 5, 2018, in the Nigh University Center Ballrooms at the University of Central Oklahoma. Individual registration is $80, and tables of 10 are $750. Register online now.

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Learn more about the inductees to be honored at this year's ceremony and banquet.

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.

Hall of Fame Nominations

Anyone can nominate an eligible individual to the Hall of Fame by submitting the NOMINATION FORM. 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 NO LATER THAN APRIL 12, 2018.  Those nominated but not chosen for induction initially may be considered for two additional years.

Printable Nomination Form