Robert Kellogg, president and CEO of the Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma, will deliver the 2015 Founders' Day address Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Founders' Day is an annual event commemorating OBU's incorporation in February 1910.
Kellogg joined the BFO in 1993 as vice president of investments and computer information systems. He was later promoted to senior vice president and then executive vice president and chief operating officer. In 2002, he was elected as the foundation's fifth president.
He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in computer and information sciences from OBU and a Master of Business Administration from Amber University (formerly Abilene Christian College) in Garland, Texas. He served as director of information systems and services from 1989-1993 at OBU before joining the foundation. He came to OBU from Texas Instruments of Dallas, where he worked in its marketing systems department.
He has been responsible for leading the foundation to a unique spending policy that provides beneficiary causes with a dependable, predictable flow of income. During his tenure he also has focused on improving the foundation's budgeting process, computer technology, accounting and communications.
The foundation invests and manages endowment gifts and distributes approximately $10 million annually to more than 300 charitable causes throughout Oklahoma, across the nation and around the world. For the first time in the foundation's history, it is managing more than $340 million in assets.
OBU will confer an honorary doctorate upon a former professor during the Founders' Day celebration. The 2015 honoree will be Dr. Oteka Ball, OBU professor emerita of sociology and child care administration. She will receive the Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.
Ball is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. She earned both a master's degree and doctorate in education from Oklahoma State University. She joined the OBU faculty in 1989 as assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1995. She retired from the university in 2004.