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Serving Sooner Parents for over 90 years

Sooner Parents keeps you connected and helps enhance the OU student experience!

The purpose of Sooner Parents is to:

  • To provide the parents, guardians and other supporters of University of Oklahoma students an opportunity to learn more about the organization and policies of the university 
  • To bring about closer cooperation between students, parents, faculty, administrative officials and regents of the university 
  • To provide an organization through which parents may collectively organize their efforts in support of students and their educational experience
  • To provide an agency through which authorities of the university may more effectively present objectives, aims and needs to the public at large

It all started with the Dads' Association in 1925...

A Brief History: The University of Oklahoma Dads' Association

On October 17, 1925, 272 fathers of University of Oklahoma students met in response to an invitation from University President W.B. Bizzell to organize the OU Dads' Association.

Recent Sooner Parents Presidents

2016-18    Mike Kaufmann
2014-16    Marty Dama
2012-14    Ruth Henson
2010-12    Marc Mandell
2008-10    Mary Martha Stewart
2006-04    Susan Esco Chandler
2005-06    Marsha Gore
2004-05    Jeanne & Alan Salmon
2003-04    Lisa Thompson
2002-03    Terry & Beth Henneke
2001-02    Nancy & Bruce Bolzle

Mike Kaufmann, Sooner Parents President


Mike is the President of Sooner Parents and has been involved with the organization for several years.  Assuming the role of President in March 2016, his responsibilities include presiding over the business meetings each fall and spring, serving on scholarship committees and facilitating the Sooner Parents programs and initiatives.

You can contact Mike at

Teresa Schuster, Student Affairs and Sooner Parents Administrative Assistant


Teresa has been working with the Sooner Parents program for several years. She maintains the membership records and oversees membership services. Teresa has served on the Norman Public School Board’s Activity Oversight Committee, as well as various PTA and Booster Club boards and committees. She lives in Norman with her husband, Mike, and two sons, Parker and Connor. Connor is a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma.

You can contact Teresa at and 405-325-3161.