At OU, he has advanced the arts and culture of Oklahoma through his support of OU’s two major museums – the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. At the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, he created the Wylodean Saxon Memorial Lecture Series in honor of his late wife and to bring distinguished artists, collectors and authors to the state to share their expertise with Oklahomans. This lecture series is a reflection of his late wife’s passion for art and art history and her leadership as a member of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Board of Visitors.
A recipient of the Regents’ Alumni Award, he has helped build and maintain the cornerstones of OU, providing support to the Boyd House Renovation, OU Centennial Arches and the Energy Center. He has given his time and provided guidance and leadership to the many OU boards and organizations for which he has served throughout the years, including the Reach for Excellence Campaign, Centennial Committee, Energy Center Advisory Board, Sam Noble Museum Campaign Council and the Price College of Business Alumni Council and Alumni Board as well as OU’s scholarship campaign. He is a life member of the President’s Associates and Alumni Association, and has been inducted into OU’s Seed Sower Society, which honors those whose total support of OU is $1 million or more. Saxon received his bachelor’s degree from OU in business administration and petroleum management in 1951.
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