The founder and leader of Oklahoma City’s Mekusukey Oil Company, Duke Ligon is an attorney with experience in the energy sector. A resident of Oklahoma City, Duke Ligon also serves as a cochair of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business (KBH Energy Center).
Cofounded by the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and School of Law, the KBH Energy Center offers a range of courses to undergraduate and postgraduate law and business students, including its Energy Management Program. This program, available to undergraduate business students, focuses on technological advances in various areas of the energy sector, such as deep-water initiatives and wind power.
The Energy Management Program aims to equip students with the leadership tools they will need to meet the challenges presented by the ever-evolving energy sector. Participants study geoscience, business, law, and petroleum operations, in addition to undertaking elective coursework modules that focus on topics including alternative energy, sustainable development, and energy trading.