Wiley

Michael and Laura Wiley

Michael and Laura Wiley

Among their many gifts to TU, former trustee and 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Michael Wiley (BS '72) and his wife, Laura, recently established an endowed Graduate Business Scholarship as part of the Collins College of Business MBA Initiative. They also generously supported the Brill Scholarship Challenge for Petroleum Engineering.

Now retired, Wiley was CEO of Vastar Resources following his service as top executive with both ARCO and Baker Hughes. He originally planned to attend college on an athletic scholarship, but a knee injury ended that dream. Instead his grades qualified him for a TU Petroleum Honors Scholarship. It provided tuition and summer employment through a sponsor – ARCO. The scholarship, Wiley says, "gave me and others like me a chance for an outstanding education, and I have been fortunate to have the chance to give a little back."