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Males and Muncy Named SWOSU Foundation Trustees

James Males
James Males

Two Southwestern Oklahoma State University alumni have been named to the SWOSU Foundation, Inc., Board of Trustees in Weatherford.

James Lowell Males of Edmond and Mike Muncy of Oklahoma City are the newest trustees.

“SWOSU is proud to claim Dr. Males and Mr. Muncy as alumni and longtime supporters,” said SWOSU Foundation Executive Director Garrett King. “The Foundation Board of Trustees will benefit greatly from their diverse experiences and expertise.”

James Males grew up in Cheyenne. The 1958 Cheyenne High School graduate began his studies at SWOSU in the summer of 1958 and graduated cum laude in 1962 with a degree in biology and minors in German and history.

He then enrolled at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1962 and graduated in 1966. Males did post-doctoral medical training at Duke University in the Department of Medicine.  

After stints in Oklahoma City and Frankfurt (Germany), Males joined the Oklahoma City Clinic as an endocrinologist and worked there from 1974 until 1997. He became the chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Oklahoma City Clinic and later chairman of the Medicine Department at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City. Subsequently Males was one of the founding partners of The Endocrine Group and worked there from 1997 until his retirement from medicine in 2013.

In 1980 he joined his father in the banking business in Cheyenne and still remains active on a banking board.

Mike Muncy
Mike Muncy

Since retirement, Males divides his time between Edmond, where he has lived since 1974 and "the farm" in Roger Mills County where he has a view of the Antelope Hills.

Males will serve on the Foundation’s Scholarships & Grants Committee.

Mike Muncy graduated from Geary High School in 1973 and came to SWOSU on a music and academic scholarship. He was an active member in the marching & jazz bands and numerous business clubs. One of his proudest moments was participating in the alumni concert at the 45th SWOSU Jazz Festival in 2015.

After graduating from SWOSU in 1977 Cum Laude with a degree in business administration, Muncy began his banking career with the Comptroller of the Currency, stationed in Oklahoma City.  He spent the next 15 years as a lending officer and special asset department manager in various Oklahoma banks. After 13 years with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission & Oklahoma Health Care Authority, he returned to the banking industry.   He is currently vice president of Barry Rudy & Associates, Edmond, which provides independent loan reviews for banks in a three-state area. 

He graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, SMU, in 1992.

Currently, in addition to his own farming operation and oil & gas business, Muncy is a member of the St John’s Episcopal Church, Norman, where he is foundation treasurer; a member of the Board of Directors for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association; and the SWOSU School of Music advisory board.

Muncy is married to Elizabeth Ryan and they live in Oklahoma City.

Muncy was assigned to the Foundation’s Audit Committee.

The SWOSU Foundation was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards over $20 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU. For more information please visit or call 580-774-3267.