Dr. Tom Boyd to Speak at SWOSU PLC Banquet


Dr. Tom W. Boyd

Tickets are now available for area residents who would like to attend the President’s Leadership Class banquet at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Dr. Tom W. Boyd, David Ross Boyd professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Oklahoma, will be guest speaker at the April 3 event. His talk will focus on ethics and the importance of education in today’s society.

Tickets are $18 and can be reserved by calling/emailing Randy Beutler at 580.774.7193 or randy.beutler@swosu.edu. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 25.

After teaching philosophy of religion and ethics for 28 years at the University of Oklahoma, Boyd retired from fulltime teaching in 1997. He was talked out of retirement and enlisted for service in the new Religious Studies Program in 2002 by OU President David Boren.  He now teaches at the Norman school as part of the retired professor program and serves as a consultant to the program.

Boyd holds four earned degrees, including a doctorate in religion from Vanderbilt University in 1973. His academic specialization is in philosophy of religion and ethics. His current concentration is on the relation among world religions and the relation between religion and culture. He is actively involved in a current discussion of a global ethic.

Beutler invites area residents to the presentation. Also at the banquet, the PLC II will be honored and new members of the PLC III will be introduced for the first time that evening.