Hall of Fame Member Biographies

James Plaxico

James Plaxico has served with distinction in the areas of teaching, research, community service, and administration. In 1961 he received OSU’s College of Agriculture Outstanding Teacher award. Under Plaxico’s leadership as Department Head of the OSU Agricultural Economics Program, graduate enrollment doubled and faculty received numerous awards.  He has served on numerous state committees such as the Governor’s Council on Agriculture, Oklahoma Task force on Economic Development, the Oklahoma Energy Advisory Committee, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, and the Governor’s Task Force for Emergency Planning. Plaxico is currently self-employed as a consulting economist. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2006.