Contributors to the endowment
Honoring A life And legacy
The Darcy O'Brien Endowed Chair at The University of Tulsa was established in memory of writer, scholar, educator and critic Darcy O'Brien. A member of The University of Tulsa English faculty from 1978 until 1996, O'Brien died on March 2, 1998, at the age of 58.
The Oxley Foundation of Tulsa provided a generous challenge grant to establish the endowed chair. Robert E. and Roxana Lorton, who were O'Brien's loyal friends and supporters, served as cochairs of the endowment campaign.