ConocoPhillips Chairman To Give Herrington Lecture at RSU

Archie W. Dunham, chairman of the board for ConocoPhillips, will provide this year’s Carl G. and Gladys L. Herrington Distinguished Endowed Lecture at Rogers State University on Tuesday, April 29.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 11 a.m. in RSU’s Will Rogers Auditorium. The late Carl G. and Gladys L. Herrington established the Herrington Distinguished Lectureship Endowment through the Rogers State University Foundation. His speech will be entitled, “The Qualities of Leadership.” Dunham’s presentation is the ninth in the Herrington Lectureship series.

Dunham was named chairman of the board of ConocoPhillips following the 2002 merger of Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company. ConocoPhillips is the third largest integrated energy company in the United States and the world’s sixth largest publicly owned energy company.

Dunham previously served as chairman of the board, president and CEO of Conoco Inc. from 1999 to 2002. He became president and CEO in 1996 and was instrumental in orchestrating Conoco’s IPO separation from former parent company DuPont in 1998, which was the largest in U.S. history.

He serves on the boards of directors of the American Petroleum Institute, the Energy Institute of the Americas and the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, as well as the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution. He also is on the board of trustees of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation and serves on the Commission on National Energy Policy and the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. He is chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma. He remains associated with the university through service on various boards and has been honored by both the College of Business Administration and the College of Engineering as a distinguished graduate. He has been recognized for his demonstrated leadership on behalf of OU, and in 1999, the university granted him an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1998.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 to 1964, reaching the rank of captain, and currently serves as a member of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

The Herrington’s initiated the lectureship endowment as a way to provide exceptional educational opportunities at RSU. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education provided matching funds for the endowment.

Mr. Herrington, a retired Exxon executive, served on the RSU Foundation Board of Directors and was a longtime supporter of the university. In 1990, RSU awarded Mr. Herrington the Jefferson Fellow Award. The university’s Herrington Hall, which houses RSU’s School of Business and Technology, was named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herrington.

Mr. Herrington’s sister, Ms. Margaret Herrington, represents the Herrington family. Born in Tecumseh, Ms. Herrington was educated at the University of Oklahoma, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and at Oklahoma City University where she received her juris doctorate. Ms. Herrington is establishing the Margaret J. Herrington Endowment through the Rogers State University Foundation.

For more information, call the RSU Foundation at (918) 343-7773.