Women for OSU is led by an advisory Council with an established giving history to the university and a passion for OSU.
The Women for OSU Council is made up of approximately 40 women with a minimum lifetime family giving history of $50,000. The Council advises OSU Foundation staff on programs and activities focused on inspiring and engaging other women with Oklahoma State.
They are role models for philanthropic leadership and serve throughout the year on focused teams aimed at engaging alumni and friends of OSU. Each year, members agree to make a $1,000 annual commitment to Women for OSU while serving on the Council. The Council meets three to four times annually.
Honorary members include OSU’s first lady and may include other prominent OSU alumnae and women leaders. Honorary members will be informed of all activities and their involvement may vary depending on the individual’s interest and time. Past Council members will also be informed of all events and activities, except for regular Council meetings.
LEADERSHIP TEAM: Leadership will consist of the Women for OSU Chair, Vice-Chair, Past Chair and Team Chairs. The Leadership Team is charged with setting agendas, monitoring team responsibilities and activities and making recommendations/decisions on behalf of the Council. Leadership will meet three to four times annually in addition to Council meetings. Minutes of these meetings will be provided to the Council at their subsequent meeting.
CHAIR: The Chair provides leadership for the Council and Leadership Team and serves a two-year term. She is responsible for conducting meetings of the Leadership Team and the Council.
VICE-CHAIR: The Vice-Chair provides assistance to the Chair and represents Women for OSU on the OSU Foundation Governors Development Committee. The Vice-Chair will conduct meetings in the absence of the Chair and provide additional support as needed to the Chair. The Vice-Chair serves a two-year term and then moves into the Chair position.
PAST-CHAIR: The Past-Chair leads the nomination process for officers, team chairs and new Council members. She serves for two years following her term as Chair to provide continuity/institutional memory.
TEAM CHAIRS: Team Chairs provide leadership to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Council. Team Chairs serve for two years. Team Chairs will solicit membership to serve on their team from Council members and occasionally from those outside the Council.
Our Emeritus Council are those who formerly served on the Women for OSU Council and remain deeply committed to the mission of the program. The Emeritus status is in recognition of past participation and contributions; however, these members have also agreed to stay connected with Women for OSU in an advisory capacity, given their continuing interest in Oklahoma State University. We welcome all former Women for OSU Council members to join our NEW Emeritus Program — an annual gift of $1,000 to any Women for OSU fund is requested. For more information, please reach out to Leslie Woolley.
Emeritus Council Members