Who is Russell A. Guthrie, PRP?

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Russ Guthrie is Professor Emeritus of Communication at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell. A 39 year classroom veteran, Russ has taught elements of parliamentary procedure to college students, Boy Scouts, college student government officers, and politicians. He has assisted multiple organizations in writing and revising organization bylaws. Russ is currently Bylaws Committee Chair for the Oklahoma State Association of Parliamentarians and chairs the Unit Lessons Committee of the National Association of Parliamentarians.

Russ served five years as Executive Secretary for the Panhandle State Association of Alumni and Friends and four years as its presiding officer. He was President of the OPSU Faculty Senate and served on the Faculty Advisory Council to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. A Scoutmaster for 28 years, he is a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and Silver Beaver recipient in the Golden Spread Council of Boy Scouts of America.

  • Education and Credentials
  • B.A. communication arts
  • Spring Hill College 1976
  • M.A. speech communication
  • Auburn University 1978
  • Graduate Study
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Registered Parliamentarian
  • April 2013
  • Professional Registered Parliamentarian
  • NAP Certificate # 2361 August 2014
  • Proudly serving the 5-States area of
  • - Oklahoma
  • - Texas
  • - Kansas
  • - Colorado
  • - New Mexico
  • Also available nationwide.


  • Clients Past or Present
  • Vera Corbin And Harold Hefley Educational Foundation
  • Goodwell Hilltoppers
  • Moylene Bridgewater Davis Scouting Center, INC.
  • Papillon Club of America
  • OPSU Student Government Assn.
  • Oaks of Mamre homeless shelter
  • The Evangelical Theological Society
  • Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs
  • University Courses Taught For Credit
  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  • COMM 4100 Special Topic: Intro. to Parliamentary Procedure
  • Fall 2013 and Spring 2015
  • All students successfully passed the NAP Membership Exam