Inaugural Ceremony for SWOSU President is December 8

Randy L. Beutler  

Area residents are invited to the inaugural ceremony for Southwestern Oklahoma State University President Randy Beutler on Wednesday afternoon, December 8, on the Weatherford campus.

The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the SWOSU campus. A reception will follow. Admission is free.

Later that evening, a fundraising dinner will be held on the Weatherford campus to raise money for a SWOSU Museum and Archive Center in downtown Weatherford. Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry will be guest speaker. Brian Adler, chair of the inauguration committee, said the dinner event is sold out, but a waiting list has been established in case of last-minute cancellations.

A dinner in Sayre will be held on Tuesday evening (December 7) at 6 p.m. at the Sayre Public Schools cafeteria. Four past/current deans and presidents will be honored for their long-term service to Sayre Junior College and the SWOSU Sayre campus.

Ticket information is available by calling the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at 580.774.3063 or stopping by the office in Room 205 of the Administration Building on the Weatherford campus. Tickets for the Sayre dinner are also available in the SWOSU-Sayre Dean's Office.

SWOSU was founded in 1901 and Beutler is the 17th president of the university.