Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees consists of community leaders was established to help provide guidance for the University Center. We strive for representation from education and local businesses and industries that will add insight into the educational and economic needs of the community. The board meets one time per month.

University Center Board of Trustees Members

Andy Wachtel
Chief Executive Officer
Ponca City Medical Center
Term: 2012-2016

Andy Wachtel has served as the Chief Executive officer of Ponca City Medical Center since August, 2008. Andy previously served as the Chief Operating officer at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City and has more than 22 years of experience in hospital management and operations.

Andy earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, and his Masters of Public Health from University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Andy serves on the following local board/committees: Ponca City Chamber Board ex-officio member, Ponca City Business Council, Community Health Foundation Board, Standing Bear Project and the Oklahoma Hospital Association Council on Rural Health Advisory Board.

Barry Bickle
Director and Business Development Officer
Eastman National Bank
Term: 2012-2017

Barry Bickle has more than 27 years of experience in various financial management positions with Conoco, Inc. in Houston, Texas and Ponca City, Oklahoma. Since his retirement from Conoco in 1999, Barry has worked in the banking industry and currently serves as the Director and the Business Development Officer for Eastman National Bank. Barry earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University and also graduated from the Indiana University Executive Management Program.

Barry currently serves on the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, chairs the local United Way Board, the P.C. Venture Associates Board, the Opportunity Center Foundation Board, the Ponca City Native American Foundation Board and the Eastman National Bank Board.

Carol Bouldin
Retired Educator, Community Volunteer
Term: 2012-2021

Carol Bouldin has a background in education having taught  in junior and senior high school and has served as a volunteer tutor for the last eight years.

Carol has a Bachelor’s of Art from the University of Arkansas.  She retired as a Financial Consultant for AXA Financial and has owned a small business.

Carol is involved in numerous Ponca City boards and organizations including the Ponca City Herb Festival Board, the Salvation Army Board, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Kay County Master Gardners. Carol also serves as a Trustee for the First United Methodist Church.

Chuck Greenwood
The Greenwood Group
Term: 2012-2020

Charles “Chuck” Greenwood is President of the Greenwood Group of Ponca City, Oklahoma.  As a commercial pilot, his love of aviation and learning started when he was 6 years old when flying in an airplane with his father over Ponca City. 

Chuck attended Oklahoma State University and has been active in many civic and community organizations. Chuck serves as Chairman of the Airport Advisory Board, serves on the Ponca City Tourism Board, and is the current Chair of the ConocoPhillips National Dealer Advisory Council.

Chuck has been an invited speaker at numerous events on strategic planning and team dynamics. Chuck is a student advocate who believes in the importance of education and hands-on training with good mentors.

Homer Nicholson
Ponca City Mayor
Nicholson Auction and Real Estate
Term: 2012-2018

Homer Nicholson has served as Mayor of the City of Ponca City since 2007. A native of Braman, Oklahoma, Homer served in the U.S. Army for 35 years and retired with the rank of Command Sergeant Major E-9.

Homer worked at ConocoPhillips for 38 years in the Geophysics Department and in Facilities Management. He has owned Nicholson Auction and Real Estate for 20 years and been a pilot for 39 years.

Homer is very active in the community, serving on many community boards. He currently serves as the Chair of the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Task Force. As Mayor, he serves on state and regional boards and committees. Homer is also the current President of the Oklahoma Municipal League.

Louise Abercrombie
Business Editor
Ponca City News
Term: 2012-2015

Louise Abercrombie currently serves as the Business Editor of The Ponca City News where she began her where she began her career in 1968. Louise has a broad range of expertise dealing with community service activities. She is a staunch defender of the Open Meeting Laws of Oklahoma, and has a special interest in education. She has served on the Advisory Board of University Center since its inception, providing publicity for services and events of the Center.

Louise was the first woman to receive the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Louise was the recipient of the Beachy Musselman Award from the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation for outstanding contributions to newspaper journalism.

Louise was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Ethics and Government Commission. She was also the founding president of Professionals Today, a women’s community service organization, and has chaired several community foundations.

Patricia Hullet
Professor, Consultant
Term: 2012-2022

Patricia Hullet was appointed to serve on the University Center Advisory Board after having served as President of the University Center Foundation. Patricia brings more than 20 years of experience as a Blackwell School Board member serving in all executive positions and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSSBA).

Patricia was honored as one of the 5, All State School Boards members from more than 3,000 members across the state. She has been a presenter at numerous OSSBA conventions and presently works as a trainer for Whole Board Development through the OSSBA.

Patricia has taught for more than 25 years at Northern Oklahoma College where she served as Faculty President and Scholarship Chairman. Pat received the NISOD Award in Teaching Excellence as well as being recognized as a Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

Hullet is currently an adjunct faculty at Northern Oklahoma College where she teaches World Regional Geography. She is a member of the Chapter AB of PEO as currently serves as Vice- President.

Tim Seidel
Refinery Manager of Phillips66
Term: 2014-2019

Timothy J. (Tim) Seidel, manager, Ponca City Refinery, is a chemical engineer bringing 18 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Before joining Phillips 66 in May 2012, Seidel held the role of production manager, Ponca City Refinery, for ConocoPhillips, where he continued in that capacity until April 2014. From 2009 to 2012, Seidel served as site manager, Santa Maria Refinery, receiving the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association’s Distinguished Safety Award for two consecutive years. From 2006 to 2009, he was a technical manager at the Billings Refinery. Prior to that, he served as regional optimization manager in the ConocoPhillips commercial organization in Houston.

Seidel began his refining career in 1997 as a chemical engineer at the Sweeny Refinery for the Phillips Petroleum Company. He worked in various positions of increasing responsibility at Sweeny, including roles in engineering, production, project development and construction.

Seidel serves as a board member at the University Center, Standing Bear Native American Foundation, Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association, Conoco Museum, Jupiter Sulphur LLC, and RCB Bank Ponca City Market.

Seidel graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.

Bruce Evans
Term: 2014-2023

Bio coming soon

Ex-Officio Members

Bruce DeMuth
Pioneer Technology Center

Dr. Cheryl Evans
Northern Oklahoma College

Regent Ike Glass
President, Glass Wholesale

Dr. David Pennington
Superintendents of Schools, Ponca City

Carl Renfro
State Regent

Lynn Bowker
University Center Foundation Chair