New Dates Set for John Hays Retirement Dinner and Reception


A retirement dinner for Southwestern Oklahoma State University President John M. Hays has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 13, on the Weatherford campus.

The dinner was planned for January 30 but was postponed because of icy conditions in western Oklahoma.

The dinner is planned at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom on the SWOSU campus. The event is sold out, but a waiting list has been established if tickets become available from previous ticket-holders who have a conflict with the new date. For more information, call the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at 580.774.3063.

SWOSU will also host a reception for Dr. Hays on Wednesday, February 10, from 2-4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom. The public is invited to attend.

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

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.