Retirement Dinner Planned for SWOSU President John Hays


A retirement dinner for Southwestern Oklahoma State University President John M. Hays is planned for Saturday, January 30, on the Weatherford campus.

Dr. Hays is being recognized for his 30 years of service and leadership that he has given the SWOSU community and Oklahoma.

The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom on the SWOSU campus. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by contacting the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at 580.774.3063 or emailing Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.

SWOSU will also host a reception for Dr. Hays on Friday, January 29, from 2-4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom. The public is invited.

SWOSU Provost Dr. Blake Sonobe said a scholarship fund has been established in honor of Hays. The President John Hays Leadership Scholarship will be awarded to deserving students who have demonstrated leadership abilities, potential and are active in campus life. Contributions to the fund can be sent to the SWOSU Foundation, 100 Campus Drive, Weatherford OK 73096.