Hall of Fame

2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall of Fame Nominations

Anyone can make a nomination to the Hall of Fame. To begin the evaluation and selection process, the nomination form must be completed in full and 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. While not required, letters of recommendation may be submitted. Not more than three letters of recommendation, none of which may exceed three pages in length, may accompany the nomination form and be considered. Incomplete nomination packets will NOT be considered.

Printable Nomination Form (PDF)

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.