Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Thurman J. White

Thurman J. White spent four decades in adult and continuing education at the University of Oklahoma, beginning in 1942. One of Oklahoma’s most creative minds, White was a prime mover in planning and organizing construction of the OU Kellogg Center for Continuing Education. He became dean of the Extension Division and the College of Continuing Education in 1961. He completed his career at OU as Vice-President for Continuing Education and Public Services. The Forum Building on the OU Kellogg campus is named in White’s honor. In 1980, he retired from OU and led the Oklahoma Network of Continuing Higher Education from 1985 to1988. White was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 1996.