Hoover and Hart Memorial Funds Established with SWOSU Foundation


Two memorial funds were recently established with the SWOSU Foundation on the Weatherford campus.

Donald T. Hoover and Paul J. Hart both passed away in October, and the families have established memorial funds.

Hoover, a native of Frederick, worked as a foreign service officer after graduating from SWOSU. He was posted to assignments in Australia, Kenya, Panama, the former Soviet Union, Germany, Russia and the United States.  He twice received awards for valor for exceptional service during the 1991 fire which swept the American Embassy in Moscow and later during the 1991 coup against the Gorbachev-controlled government. He later founded The Hoover Group, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in technical surveillance countermeasures and security design. He was the president and chief executive officer.

Hart of Anadarko was a 1989 graduate of SWOSU. While completing his degree, Hart had a poster of Hawaii above his desk to serve as motivation. He achieved the dream upon graduation and held a tax accounting/controller position in Hawaii. With his SWOSU MBA in accounting/finance, Hart also owned an accounting/finance consulting business in Dallas.

For more information on the SWOSU Foundation and ways to donate to the memorial funds, call the Foundation at 580.774.3267 or by email at foundation@swosu.edu.