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Boyer Family Named to SWOSU Planned Giving Society

Boyer Family with Garrett KingNew SWOSU Tomorrows honorees Lyn Boyer and Jerri Boyer (SWOSU Class of 1947) of Ponca City are pictured with SWOSU Foundation, Inc. Executive Director Garrett King.

Dr. Lyndon D. Boyer and his wife, Jerri Fancher Boyer (Summer Class of 1947) of Ponca City have been named to the SWOSU Tomorrows planned giving society, according to Southwestern Oklahoma State University President Randy L. Beutler.

The Boyers have generously made provision for SWOSU in their estate planning. Their thoughtful investment in SWOSU will be used to provide scholarship support to SWOSU’s students.

“We consider it a privilege to assist SWOSU and other educational institutions,” the Boyers said. “We would not be where we are today without our higher educational experiences.”

The Boyers are proud parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. All of their children and grandchildren are college graduates. Jerri studied business at SWOSU (BS) and Lyn majored in chemical engineering at Kansas State University (BS) and the University of Oklahoma (PhD). Dr. Boyer worked at Phillips66 and CONOCO and Mrs. Boyer was employed at Phillips66.

“SWOSU stands firmly on the Hilltop today because of visionary private investors like Lyn and Jerri Boyer,” said Beutler. “We are honored that the Boyers have chosen to include our institution in their estate planning. Their foresight will enable SWOSU students far into the future to pursue higher living and higher learning and to help make the world a better place.”

Those who choose to remember SWOSU in their estate planning may be named as part of the SWOSU Tomorrows giving society and recognized according to their wishes and preferences, joining a special place of honor amongst the university’s benefactors. Former SWOSU Presidents Dr. Joe Anna Hibler and Dr. John Hays have graciously agreed to serve as the Honorary Co-Chairs of the SWOSU Tomorrows planned giving society under the guidance of the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees.

The SWOSU Tomorrows planned giving society is coordinated by the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. The 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 $25 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU with locations in Weatherford and Sayre.

For information on how to make a planned gift to SWOSU or to notify SWOSU that you have included the university in your estate planning, please contact the SWOSU Office of Institutional Advancement by telephone at 580-774-3267; by e-mail to Garrett King, Assistant to the President, at; or by visiting