Board of Trustees

The University of Tulsa Board of Trustees serves a vital role by outlining TU’s long-term plans and providing leadership for one of the country’s top universities.

The board gains strength from its diversity with TU trustees come from many different personal and professional backgrounds. The board is comprised of alumni as well as friends of the university who recognize TU’s significance on the state and national level.

Current Trustees

Ellen Adelson

James Adelson
President, Nadel & Gussman, LLC

Barbara B. Allen
Community Volunteer

R. Michelle Beale
President, R. Michelle Beale, LLC

Sharon J. Bell
Managing Attorney, Rogers and Bell, Attorneys

Steven G. Bradshaw
President/CEO, BOK Financial Corporation

Chet Cadieux
Chairman/CEO, QuikTrip Corporation

Michael D. Case
CEO/Chairman, Case & Associates Properties

Roger Collins
CEO, My Office Backbone, LLC

Casey Cooper
Attorney, GableGotwals

Katherine G. Coyle, Esq.
Conner & Winters, LLC

John Robert Elmburg
CEO, Crestwood Holdings, Inc.

William F. Fisher, Jr.
Fisher Investments

John B. Forrest, M.D.
Medical Physician, Director of Surgical Oncology, St John

Randy A. Foutch
Chairman, President, CEO, Laredo Petroleum

Keith C. Goddard
CEO, Capital Advisors, Inc.

E. Ann Graves
Community Volunteer

Cheryl Groenendyke
Community Volunteer

Stephen E. Jackson
CEO, eLynx Technologies

Steve Largent
Community Volunteer

Robert E. Lorton
Retired Chairman, World Publishing Co.

Robert E. Lorton, III
Senior Vice President, Prosperity Bank

Roxana Lorton
Community Volunteer

Andrew D. MacKay
President, Maccor, Inc.

Steven J. Malcolm
Retired President/CEO, Williams Companies

A. H. McElroy, II
President/CEO, McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.

Peter C. Meinig
Chairman, HM International, Inc.

Rev. James D. Miller
Co-Pastor, First Presbyterian Church

Charles Monroe
President, Charles S. Monroe, CPA PC

Frank Murphy, III
President/CEO, FW Murphy

Evelyn Rayzor Nienhuis
Community Volunteer

Warren E. Ross
President/CEO, The Ross Group

Bill Scoggins
President Emeritus, Colorado School of Mines

Jo Buford Siegfried
President, Buford Family Foundation

Ross O. Swimmer
Partner, Native American Fund Advisors, LLC

Clifton L. Taulbert
President, The Building Community Institute

William F. Thomas
Co-owner, Senior Star Living

Steadman Upham
President, University of Tulsa

Randi S. Wightman
Community Volunteer

James E. (Jim) Wilburn
Chairman, Winnercomm, Inc.

L. Duane Wilson
President, LDW Services, LLC

Richard Wiseley
Senior Managing Director, Oppenheimer & Co

Ex Officio Alumni National Association President 2015-2017

Katie Ahrens
QuikTrip Corporation, Petroleum Compliance Manager

Ex Officio Tulsa Chapter Alumni Association President 2014-2016

Lucinda Rojas Ross
Director of Communications, Church Online at

Emeritus Trustees

Keith Bailey
Retired Chairman, Williams Companies

C. Arnold Brown
President, KWB, Inc.

Julian L. Carr
Partner, Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Co.

Jerry Dickman
Manager/Trustee, Chapman Foundations Managements, LLC

Burt B. Holmes
Chairman, Leaders Life Insurance Co.

James C. McGill
McGill Resources

Robert E. Norman
CEO, Norman Family Interests, LLC

Donne Pitman
Manager, Chapman Foundations Management

Donald Pray
Founding Member, Pray Walker Attorneys & Counselors at Law

Charles C. Stephenson, Jr.
President, Stephenson Investments

Robert E. Thomas
Retired CEO, MAPCO, Inc.

Steve Turnbo
Chairman Emeritus, Schnake Turnbo Frank/PR

Robert West
CEO, Anchor Drilling Fluids USA, Inc.