Hall of Fame Member Biographies

William F. Shdeed and Pam Shdeed

To complete their mission, universities and colleges require the assistance of individuals engaged in business and the professions.  Some individuals devote more than could ever be expected.  Tonight we honor two such individuals for their outstanding contributions to Oklahoma City University, William F. Shdeed and Pam Shdeed.  William F. Shdeed graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business and in 1965 with a Juris Doctorate. William F. Shdeed is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.  Over his life as a lawyer, he has contributed to the civic life of Oklahoma City, serving on the Boards of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, YMCA Camp Classen, Integris Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute, the Integris Baptist Medical Center Foundation, and the Downtown Rotary Club.  In addition thereto, he currently serves on the Boards of the Oklahoma Heritage Association, UMB Bank and Oklahoma City University.  In service to Oklahoma City University, he has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 1987 and has been Chairman from 1999 to 2010, only stepping down from this duty this year. He has been elected as Chairman Emeritus of the University. Likewise, Pam Shdeed has been dedicated to the school, having been a graduate of it in 1967.  Like her husband, Pam Shdeed has been active in civic community work in Oklahoma City, serving on the boards of the Oklahoma Philharmonic Society, the Oklahoma Centennial Committee, a member in the Oklahoma City Orchestra League, and a cabinet member of Allied Arts.  For Oklahoma City University, she serves on the University’s Galaxy Club Board and has worked as co-chair of the Tom McDaniel inauguration in 2003.   William F. and Pam Shdeed have given devoted service to higher education in Oklahoma; the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society gratefully acknowledges their service by bestowing upon them an Award of Merit and entrance into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.