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University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center

 
 
University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center Marker (side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, November 12, 2015
1. University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center Marker (side 1)
Inscription. (side 1)
The university of Oklahoma Schusterman Center was established in 1999 and named in honor of Charles and Lynn Schusterman of Tulsa. Charles Schusterman, distinguished OU alumnus and inaugural member of OU's Seed Sower Society, served as founder, chairman and CEO of Samson Investment Co. He graduated from OU in 1958 with a degree in petroleum engineering and was honored posthumously with an honorary degree from OU in May 2001. Lynn Schusterman, a leader of many national and international charitable organizations, along with her husband, was inducted into the Tulsa Hall of Fame in 2000. Charles was inducted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2000 and Lynn was inducted in 2006. Partners in philanthropy and in helping others, together they founded the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. An unsolicited gift from the foundation enabled the University of Oklahoma to purchase the former BP-Amoco Research Center and the surrounding 60 acres and transform it into the main campus for OU-Tulsa.

Prior to the establishment of the Schusterman Center, OU programs in Tulsa had been scattered in a wide variety of locations across the city. The earliest program of the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa started in 1957 as a partnership with the Tulsa City-County Library. This was one of the first programs to be part
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University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, November 12, 2015
2. University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center Marker (side 2)
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of the Tulsa Graduate Center, which became University of Tulsa in 1982. In 1972, the Oklahoma State Legislature created a clinical branch of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa. When he became President of the University of Oklahoma in 1994, David Boren established the goal of bringing OU's many Tulsa programs together on one main campus for better coordination and to strengthen the University community. He had opened negotiations with BP-Amoco about the campus location when the gift was offered through a telephone call from Charles Schusterman. Ken Lackey served as the first President of OU-Tulsa. By the fall of 2002, all OU academic programs in Tulsa were located at the Schusterman Center. The Schusterman Center campus was greatly expanded under Ken Levit, who succeeded Lackey as President. Under Levit's leadership, a strategic plan for OU-Tulsa and a campus master plan were developed. In May of 2004, the Oklahoma State Legislature passed a statute officially recognizing OU-Tulsa as part of the University of Oklahoma system. In 2006, Dr. Gerry Clancy became President of OU Tulsa, continuing the commitment and vision of building a nationally recognized center of excellence that emphasizes strong campus and community partnerships and leverages the unique opportunities
University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, November 12, 2015
3. University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center Marker
The marker as seen from across the street
and needs in the Tulsa region.
 
Erected by The University of Oklahoma.
 
Location. 36° 6.147′ N, 95° 55.478′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker can be reached from East 47th Street south of East 41st Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This is located in front of the main building on the OU-Tulsa Campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4502 East 41st Street, Tulsa OK 74135, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schusterman Center Clinic (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David L. Boren Boulevard (about 700 feet away); The University of Oklahoma Schusterman Learning Center (about 800 feet away); Tulsa's First Post Office (approx. 2.4 miles away); Perryman Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Tulsa Oklahoma World War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); The University of Tulsa. (approx. 3.4 miles away); Not Just a Ball Game (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2015, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2015, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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