Linda and Archie Dunham are longtime friends of OU, often hosting student scholarship and alumni events. Mr. Dunham, who was born in Durant, Okla., and raised in Ada, Okla., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geological engineering from OU in 1960 and a Master of Business Administration degree from OU in 1966. Mrs. Dunham, who also grew up in Ada, attended East Central University.
After graduating from OU, Mr. Dunham worked for Conoco Inc., where he rapidly rose through the ranks and served in almost every area of the company. He was elected to the Conoco Board of Directors in 1985 and became president and CEO in 1996. He was elected chairman of the board in 1999. Mr. Dunham is the recipient of OU’s highest award, an Honorary Doctorate in humane letters.
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