The Center was established in 2012 at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, not only to honor Governor Frank Keating and his wife Cathy for their exemplary service to the State of Oklahoma and our nation, but also to encourage and promote the ideals that are so important to Governor and Mrs. Keating: capitalism, free enterprise, and constitutional liberty.
Embedded within these broader ideals are other principles and truths––ethical and moral leadership based on the Judeo-Christian worldview, Constitutional federalism, limited government, free market economics, the rule of law, and the importance of private property rights––that will be integral to fulfilling the mission of the Keating Center.
The Center is headquartered in the academic building which is home to the Chesapeake EnergySchool of Business. The School of Business is named in honor of Chesapeake Energy’s donations to the building as they wanted honor the work and service of Frank and Kathy Keating. The Center’s programming and development will be carried out through the Development and University Relations offices in cooperation with appropriate academic disciplines.
The Keating Center hosts these annual events & seminars: