Cody Bell Named Treasurer of SWOSU Alumni Association

Cody BellThe Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association, Inc. has a new treasurer: Fairview native Cody L. Bell of Weatherford and a SWOSU 2003 graduate.

The SWOSU Alumni Association Board of Directors named Bell to the position during a recent meeting on the Weatherford campus.

“I have chosen to give back to SWOSU. My wife and I look back on our time spent there, and we are both very thankful for the education we received,” Bell said. “I consider SWOSU one of the best universities in the country, and being a part of the institution’s second century is very exciting!”

Bell currently serves as president of the Weatherford branch of BancFirst. Previously, he was employed by Chickasha Bank & Trust Company. Bell and his wife, Cortney (SWOSU Class of 2002), are the parents of two sons, Cooper and Camden.

“With Cody Bell’s deep roots and loyalty to Weatherford and Southwestern Oklahoma State University, we are delighted he is our BancFirst president in Weatherford,” said BancFirst Southwest Oklahoma Region Executive Vice-President David Seat. “We are also honored and fully supportive of his addition to the SWOSU Alumni Association.”

Bell succeeds former SWOSU Alumni Association Treasurer Linda Redinger (SWOSU Class of 1976), who retired from the treasurer’s post after a record-setting 26 years of service in the role. Redinger currently serves as senior vice-president & human resources director of the First National Bank & Trust Company of Weatherford.

“The SWOSU Alumni Association is very fortunate to have a rich tradition of financial prudence and discipline guiding its mission to keep SWOSU’s alumni, emeriti, and friends meaningfully connected to ‘the Hilltop,’” said SWOSU Alumni Association Executive Director Garrett King. “Linda Redinger set the bar very high, and we are so thankful that Cody Bell is coming in to continue to maintain those standards of integrity and prudence.”

The SWOSU Alumni Association is a dynamic group of volunteers from all walks of life who are passionate about giving back to SWOSU. The association offers members a variety of benefits and event opportunities. For more information, please contact SWOSU’s Office of Institutional Advancement at 580-774-3289 or visit