Gibbs College Supporter and Alumnus Recognized with Regents’ Alumni Award 

Bruce Wilkinson, OU alumnus and major supporter of Gibbs College, recently received a Regents’ Alumni Award from the OU Board of Regents and OU Alumni Association. This award celebrates the profound way OU alumni and supporters shape the university’s vibrant future. 

A committee formed by the Alumni Association reviews nominations submitted by alumni, friends and OU faculty and staff to select each year’s awardees. The recipients receive a commemorative plaque in recognition of their exceptional contributions, and their names are permanently inscribed on a plaque displayed in the historic Oklahoma Memorial Union. 

Wilkinson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree through the Arts and Sciences Planned Program in 1966, and a Juris Doctorate in 1969 from the OU College of Law. He went on to earn a Master of Laws degree from the University of London in 1970. During his career, he served as CEO for several New York Stock Exchange companies and worked with numerous international trade companies. 

All of the 2023 Regents’ Alumni Award recipients.

Wilkinson is still an active member of the OU community and has had a significant positive impact on the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture. He is a former member of the Board of Visitors at Gibbs College and continues to support scholarships for graduate and international Architecture students. 

Currently, Wilkinson serves on the Board of Visitors for the College of Law. He has been a driving force in connecting the College of Law, OU Athletics and the Price College of Business to present a unique speakers’ series, educational workshop and internship program coalescing around investment and securities fraud. Along with his wife, Susanne Wilkinson, he also established the Wilkinson Family Speaker Series

He works to connect the university with national experts and nonprofit advocacy groups to endorse the vision of offering a cross-campus, multi-college and community-oriented approach to identify and avoid investment dangers; represent clients who have suffered them; and establish advocacy and policy work on both fronts.

Learn more and see the full list of award recipients at

Featured Image: Left to right: OU Board of Regents Chair Natalie Shirley, Bruce Wilkinson, and OU President Joseph Harroz Jr.