Advancement Summer 2021

Bison Connections Returns to In-Person Gatherings

Bison Connections, a popular event where alumni, business leaders, members of the community and friends of OBU gather for a meal, fellowship and networking, is returning to in-person events this September.

The first event will take place Sept. 9 in Tulsa at 6:30 p.m. and the second will take place in Oklahoma City Sept. 30 at 11:30 a.m. Both will feature meals, a keynote speaker and updates from OBU President Dr. Heath A. Thomas.

Bison Connections began in 2016 and has hosted 16 lunch events in Oklahoma City and two webinars during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sept. 9 event will be the first held in the Tulsa area.

Jim Hively, director of development at OBU, organizes Bison Connections.

“Bison Connections is a great platform for our alumni to connect and network,” Hively said. “You will enjoy gathering with classmates, faculty and staff, and hearing updates from Bison Hill.”

Bison Connections began through a joint effort by the Paul Dickinson School of Business, graduate programs, and the advancement and alumni relations office at OBU. The goal of these events is to engage with Oklahoma City metro and Tulsa area businesses, churches and organizations by providing quality speakers and content that would encourage and equip them to have ethical, positive and productive workplaces.

Contact University Advancement at 405.585.5412 or for more information.