Thomas E. Guild


Read Tom's comments about his childhood
Tommy's Fund Article
Tom Guild Establishes Scholarship




The University of Oklahoma 1972 – 1976 Bachelor of Arts – Political Science – 1976
Southern Methodist University 1976 – 1979 Juris Doctor - 1979

Academic Career

University of Central Oklahoma 1979-2006, Assistant Professor to Professor
University of Central Oklahoma 2006-present, Professor Emeritus Status Awarded - July 1, 2006
Oklahoma City University 2006-2009, Professor Legal Studies

Positions held before entering the academic profession

Attorney 1979 District Attorney’s Office State Judicial District 11

Professional Service Activities

Major positions in institutional governance, University of Central Oklahoma

Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 1991-1992
Member, Regents Presidential Search Committee, 1992
Chair, Curriculum Committee, Academic Affairs Council, 1992-1993
Vice Chair, Curriculum Committee, Academic Affairs Council, 1999-2001
Chair, Faculty Grievance Board, 2000-2003.

American Association of University Professors

University of Central Oklahoma Chapter Activities
President, 1993-1995 and 2002-2003007; Executive Committee, 1991-2007; Treasurer 1991-1992;

Oklahoma Conference Activities
President, 1995-1996, 1997-1998, 1999-2000 and 2001-2002; Treasurer, 2006-2008;
Executive Committee, 1993-2008; Executive Secretary 1998-1999 and 2000-2008.    

National Activities

Recipient Al Sumberg Award for Outstanding Service to a State Conference in Furthering the Interests of Higher Education, 1999; Member, Council 1998-2008; Member, Council Executive Committee 2002-2005; Member, Assembly of State Conferences Executive Committee, 1999-2008; Vice Chair, Assembly of State Conferences, 1999-2002; Acting Chair, Assembly of State Conferences, 2002-2003; Chair, Assembly of State Conferences, 2003-2005

Professional awards received

• Neil J. Dikeman, Jr. Research Award, Center for Economic and Management Research, College of Business Administration, University of Oklahoma, 1995, 2007 and 2009
• Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Oklahoma Higher Education, by Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges, 2006
• Citation for Excellence in Higher Education, by Oklahoma State House of Representatives, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, 2001;  
• Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Central Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, 1987
• Distinguished Research Award, University of Central Oklahoma College of Business Administration, 1993
• Outstanding Research Paper, Southwest Business Symposium, 1993
• Distinguished Service Award, University of Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, 1994 and 2001 

Leadership Positions in Other Organizations

• Member, Oklahoma Division American Association of University Women Executive Committee, 2000-2002 
• Principal spokesman, “No on 695” Campaign to Defeat the “Right to Work” Ballot Measure in Oklahoma, 2001
• Member, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Tuition Study Group, 1997

Professional Lifetime of Service to the Community

• Founder of Tommy’s Fund to Help Underprivileged Children at Payne Elementary School in Wichita, Kansas
• Founder of the Dr. Carl H. Guild, Jr. and Dr. Thomas E. Guild Scholarship at UCO to Financially Assist Students Planning a Career in Law and Public Service

The 2011 UCO Guild Scholar Vilard Mullaliu and Dr. Tom Guild. The endowed Guild Scholarship is awarded each year through the College of Business Adminsitration/College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Oklahoma