ConocoPhillips Executive Named to RSU Foundation Board of Directors

M.R. (Marshall) McGraw, an executive with ConocoPhillips in Bartlesville, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Rogers State University Foundation.

McGraw is manager of global facilities management for ConocoPhillips.

“I am very pleased to join the board of directors of the RSU Foundation during a period of rapid expansion of the university’s campus in Bartlesville,” McGraw said. “I also am looking forward to helping to further the success of this very important university foundation.”

The RSU Foundation raises funds for scholarships, classroom and laboratory equipment, general support for academic programs, the university endowment and other key programs for the university’s campuses in Bartlesville, Claremore and Pryor. The RSU Foundation Board of Directors oversees the foundation, which was established in 1973 and presently has more than $7 million in assets.

Kelly Diven, president of 66 Federal Credit Union, and Jim Dunlap, president of Dunlap Consultants, also serve as members of the RSU Foundation Board of Directors.

“We are very fortunate to have someone the caliber of Marshall McGraw on the foundation board of directors,” said Diven. “With more than three decades of management-level experience at ConocoPhillips and dedicated service to the community, he will play a key role in helping us to advance the mission of higher education.”

McGraw began his career with Phillips Petroleum Co. in 1968 at Phillips Fibers in Greenville, S.C. He then served as manager of information services in 1973 at Fibers International in Guayama, Puerto Rico, in 1975 at Driscopipe in Dallas and in 1976 at Phillips Products Co. in Lexington, Ky. In 1980, he moved to Bartlesville and joined the information technology group where he held various positions, most recently as manager of telecommunications in 1995 and manager of information technology architecture and strategy in 1997.

He is a native of Spartanburg, S.C. He earned as associate’s degree in information technology from South Carolina Technical College in 1970 and continued his studies in business at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

He and his wife Tana live in Dewey and have two daughters and five grandchildren.