Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Valree F. Wynn

Valree F. Wynn spent most of her career earning firsts: the first African-American woman to earn Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in English from Oklahoma State University; first to join the faculty of Cameron University, first to serve on the Board of Regents for Oklahoma Colleges, and in 1990, the first African-American speaker for Cameron University's commencement exercises. Wynn joined the language arts faculty at Cameron in 1965 and retired from the same faculty in 1985. Wynn serves on the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Excellence established by David Boren. Wynn is currently enjoying retirement in Texas. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2004.