James L. Gallogly

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James L. Gallogly
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James L. Gallogly
14th President of the University of Oklahoma
In office
July 1, 2018 – May 12, 2019
Preceded byDavid Boren
Succeeded byJoseph Harroz, Interim
Personal details
Born (1952-09-01) September 1, 1952 (age 66)
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Spouse(s)Janet Gallogly
Alma materUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (BA)
University of Oklahoma (JD)
ProfessionAttorney, business management
External video
Gallogly Commencement Address, UCCS Commencement, Spring 2012

James L. Gallogly (born September 1, 1952[1][2] in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada[3]) is a former American university administrator [4] and retired business executive [5] who was the 14th President of the University of Oklahoma.[6] He has held executive positions with ConocoPhillips, ChevronPhillips and Phillips Petroleum, and is a former Chief Executive Officer of LyondellBasell.[7] Gallogly joined the DuPont board of directors in February 2015.[8][9] He became the 14th president of the University of Oklahoma, on July 1, 2018[10] serving for ten months before he retired May 12, 2019. [11]

Early life and education[edit]

James L. Gallogly was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, one of ten children of Tom and Margery Gallogly. He attended high school at Wasson High School in Colorado Springs.[12]

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 1974[clarification needed] and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1977.[a] He completed the Advanced Executive Program at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1998.[3]


Gallogly joined the Phillips Petroleum Company in 1980. He worked in a variety of legal, financial and operational positions including international assignments in Norway. He was appointed vice president of plastics (1996),[14] vice president of olefins and polyolefins (1998) and later senior vice president of chemicals and plastics (1999).[15]

Gallogly has held executive positions with ConocoPhillips, ChevronPhillips and Phillips Petroleum. Phillips Petroleum Corp. and Chevron Corp. combined to form Chevron Phillips Chemical as a joint venture in June 2000. Gallogly became the inaugural president and chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical, one of the world's top producers of olefins and polyolefins, remaining there until 2006.[1]

In 2002, Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum merged to form ConocoPhillips, based in Houston, Texas.[16] In 2006, Gallogly joined ConocoPhillips as executive vice president of refining, marketing and transportation and later as executive vice president of exploration and production.[1]

Gallogly became the chief executive officer of LyondellBasell in Houston, Texas in 2009, succeeding Volker Trautz as part of a reorganization following U.S. bankruptcy court proceedings. Gallogly guided the company out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and successfully repositioned it as one of the world's largest refining companies and makers of polymers and petrochemicals.[1][2][17]

Gallogly formally retired as CEO of LyondellBasell in January 2015.[7] As of February 5, 2015, he was appointed as a director of DuPont[8]

Gallogly formerly served on the Board of Directors for Continental Resources.[18] He also served on the University Cancer Foundation Board of Visitors at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

On March 26, 2018, the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma formally announced that Gallogly would be serving in the capacity of OU's presidency following the retirement of David L. Boren. The selection process in which he was chosen as Boren's successor came under fire for its secrecy.[19] After less than a year as president, Gallogly announced his retirement on May 12, 2019.[20]


  • Petrochemical Heritage Award (2015)[21]
  • ICIS Kavaler Award (2014)[22]
  • Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Colorado Colorado Springs (2012)[23]
  • Communication Leadership Award (2011) from the Houston chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators[2]


On behalf of the Gallogly Family Foundation, James and Janet Gallogly pledged to donate $1M to the University of Colorado, supporting creation of the Gallogly Events Center. The center is named in honor of father Tommy M. Gallogly, a non-traditional adult student who earned bachelor's (1970) and master's degrees (1973) in education at UCCS.[12][24] Formally dedicated in 2010, the building has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.[25]


  1. ^ Gallogly's B. A. degree was in psychology.[13]


  1. ^ a b c d Gallogly, Jim (March 18, 2003). "From Smokestacks to Emerald Cities". Texas Technology Showcase.
  2. ^ a b c "Jim Gallogly, CEO Dossier". World of CEOs. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "LyondellBasell Names Jim Gallogly as CEO". May 14, 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  4. ^ "OU President Jim Gallogly Announces Plans to Retire". University of Oklahoma. May 12, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "OU President Jim Gallogly Announces Plans to Retire". University of Oklahoma. May 12, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "OU President Jim Gallogly Announces Plans to Retire". University of Oklahoma. May 12, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "LyondellBasell Announces Retirement of CEO Jim Gallogly -- HOUSTON and LONDON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --". prnewswire.com. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "DuPont Appoints Edward D. Breen and James L. Gallogly to Board of Directors | DuPont USA". dupont.com. February 5, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  9. ^ Benoit, David; Pollock, Lauren (2015-02-06). "DuPont Names Two New Directors to Board". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  10. ^ Reports, World Staff. "University of Oklahoma celebrates announcement of new president, James Gallogly". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  11. ^ "OU President Jim Gallogly Announces Plans to Retire". University of Oklahoma. May 12, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Family to dedicate UCCS Gallogly Events Center". University of Colorado Foundation. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  13. ^ "OU’s New President: Facts You Didn’t Know." Oklahoma Watch. March 26, 2018. Accessed November 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "Phillips Board OKs Changes In Management". The Journal Record. December 12, 1996. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Phillips Board OKs Management Changes". The Journal Record. August 5, 1999. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  16. ^ Christopher J. Castaneda, ."Phillips Petroleum Company." Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Accessed 04 February 2013.
  17. ^ Ryan, Molly (March 1, 2013). "The Business Journal Interview with Jim Gallogly, CEO of LyondellBasell". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  18. ^ http://nocache-phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=197380&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2340405
  19. ^ "Candidate interviews conclude in secrecy". OU Daily. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  20. ^ "OU President Jim Gallogly Announces Plans to Retire". University of Oklahoma. May 12, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  21. ^ "Petrochemical Heritage Award". Science History Institute. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  22. ^ "The 2014 ICIS Kavaler Award, sponsored by The Chemists' Club, to be awarded to LyondellBasell CEO Jim Gallogly at September 30 event in New York". ICIS News. July 9, 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  23. ^ Hutton, Tom (May 16, 2012). "UCCS alums to receive commencement honors". UCCS Press Releases. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  24. ^ "Gallogly Events Center dedication set for April 21". University of Colorado Faculty and Staff Newsletter. April 14, 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  25. ^ Hutton, Tom (September 16, 2010). "Gallogly earns gold for efficiency and innovation". UCCS Communique. Retrieved 28 July 2015.

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