NORMAN – University of Oklahoma alumnus Mike Stice, an energy leader with more than 35 years of industry experience working worldwide, has been named dean of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, pending approval of the OU Board of Regents.
“Dr. Stice has all the qualities of leadership to move the Mewbourne College to an even higher level,” said OU President David L. Boren. “As a former member of the Board of Visitors, he has a solid understanding of the college and its outstanding faculty, students and staff. His practical experience in the private energy field will also serve him well. We are very fortunate that he has agreed to return to OU to take this position. Dr. Stice was a strong first choice of the Search Committee,” Boren said.
“It is really an honor to be given an opportunity to give back to the University I love so much,” Stice said.
Stice began his career in Oklahoma, serving for more than 25 years in technical and managerial positions with ConocoPhillips in exploration, production, midstream and gas marketing. His global assignments included serving in leadership positions in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and later, Qatar, where he was country president of ConocoPhillips Qatar from 2006 to 2008.
In 2009, Stice joined Chesapeake and served as President of Chesapeake Midstream Development and Senior Vice President of Natural Gas Projects for Chesapeake Energy. He retired in 2015 as Chief Executive Officer of Access Midstream, formerly Chesapeake Midstream Partners.
Stice serves on the Boards of Directors of Sandridge Energy, U.S. Silica and MarkWest Energy Partners. As an OU alumnus, he continued his involvement with the university, frequently serving as an adjunct teacher for the Price College of Business and the College of Engineering, and serving on the Board of Visitors for both the College of Engineering and the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. Stice is chairman of the Foundation Board of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University.
Stice has been active in the community, following his passion for enhancing education, beating cancer and contributing to the well-being of children and families with special needs. Over the years he has served with Special Olympics, Teach for America, Make a Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society and Boys and Girls Club of America. He currently serves on the Boards of the United Way of Central Oklahoma and Camp Blessing.
Stice earned his chemical engineering degree from OU in 1981; a master’s degree in business in 1995 from Stanford University, where he served as a Sloan fellow; and an international director’s diploma from Sydney University in 1997. In 2011, he completed his doctorate of education at the George Washington University.