J. Mike Stice, Dean and Lester A. Day Family Chair
Dean Stice is a University of Oklahoma alumnus and an energy leader with more than 35 years of industry experience working worldwide.
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 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 Marathon Petroleum Company (NYSE:MPC) and U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA). 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 is 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.