Roger Bromert Memorial Fund Established at SWOSU Foundation

Roger Bromert Memorial Fund Established at SWOSU Foundation

In early 2010 Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford bade a sad “farewell” to one of its faculty.

Roger Bromert was a joyful, boisterous presence “on the Hilltop” who, from 1981 until his death, influenced thousands of students during his nearly three decades of service as professor of history, according to SWOSU Foundation Executive Director Garrett King, and now a memorial fund is being established at the university in his name.

King said Bromert’s unique perspective on Oklahoma and Native American history, his open mind and tolerant demeanor, and his unfailing smile made him beloved during his life and have continued to make him sorely missed since his death.

Friends and former students of Bromert have partnered with the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. and established the Professor Roger Bromert Memorial Fund to honor his memory and legacy. The Fund will provide resources to further the cause Bromert championed: that of an honest, continually-examined analysis of history. Historical research and programming will be supported by the fund, and annually a history student will be named a “Bromert Scholar” to help Bromert’s name and legacy live on in the work of the next generation of historians.

The co-chairs of the Professor Roger Bromert Memorial Fund include:

  • Dr. Henrietta Mann, SWOSU Class of 1954, President Emeritus of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal College
  • Dr. Bob Blackburn, SWOSU Class of 1973, President of the Oklahoma Historical Society
  • Dr. Randy L. Beutler, SWOSU Class of 1983 & 2003, sitting President of SWOSU
  • Dr. John Hayden, Chair, SWOSU Department of Social Sciences

Gifts may be made to the Professor Roger Bromert Memorial Fund by visiting and designating the gift accordingly. Or, by calling the SWOSU Foundation at 580-774-3267 to arrange a gift via telephone. Contributions may be made via mail at SWOSU Foundation, Burton House, 100 Campus Drive, Weatherford, OK 73096; checks should be made payable to “SWOSU Foundation” with “Bromert Memorial Fund” noted in the memorandum line.

The SWOSU Foundation was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation cultivates, stewards and awards private gifts from generous alumni, emeriti and friends for the benefit of SWOSU. For more information please call 580-774-3267 or visit