Sue Jean White and Robert Connor

Sue Jean White and Robert Connor

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Sue Jean White and Robert  Connor


Sue Jean White, bba '77, jd '80, is from McPherson, Kan. While earning her degree in finance, she worked at the law school, served on Student Goals, and was called to NONOSO. During law school, she clerked at the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, served on the law journal, and graduated with Dean's Honors. Following her law degree, White clerked for United States District Court Judge Dale Saffels for two years before joining Shell Oil Company in the exploration and production legal department in 1982. She would later serve in the corporate legal and chemical legal departments.

White became the general counsel of Shell Chemical Company based in Houston, Texas in 1996. Her responsibilities included the legal work and oversight for the chemical company and Shell's wind division. She then became Associate General Counsel of Shell Oil Company with responsibility for all regulatory and human resources legal matters.  She served on several industry legal committees, including becoming the first chair of the American Petroleum Institute's Climate Change Legal Committee. White retired from Shell in 2011. 

White is married to Robert Connor, a mechanical engineer, who retired from S & B Engineering and Constructors, Ltd. He specialized in thermodynamics and heat transfer. Connor graduated with a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and is still perplexed by a school mascot called an Ichabod. When not travelling the world, they reside in Bellaire, Texas.