Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Mike Wilkes

SWOSU Alumni Association Board Member

Mike Wilkes of Oklahoma City is one of our newest Alumni Board members here at SWOSU.

Mike served in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1979, worked for Autoquip Corporation from 1979 to 1986, Eagle Material Handling from 1986 to 1991, Goff, Inc. from 1991 to 1994, South West Abrasives from 1994 to 1997. He then founded Arrow Industrial Equipment in 1997 and has offices in Oklahoma City, OK, Houston, TX, and Odessa, TX.

Mike received his B.S. in Marketing from SWOSU in 1975. When asked about his appointment to the Alumni Board, he said, “I have many found memories of Southwestern and of the great Faculty during my 4 years.  Many of the experiences shared with me by various instructors have stuck with me and throughout my professional life I can recall how situations were handled.  There are very few institutions of higher education in which a student can get to know their instructors and the administration and 20-25 years latter when one comes across the faculty member they can recall you by name and share a story about you with one of their colleagues.”