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Spirit of the Gift
Biography Project

Histories of the men and women behind WSU's scholarships and fellowships

Shane and Becky Bayless Scholarship

A native Wichitan, Shane Bayless graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1989. He is a certified public accountant and has been CFO and a founding member of Sabine Oil and Gas LLC since 2007. Prior to being at Sabine, Shane held the position of executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of Petrohawk Energy Corp. He also held executive and senior level positions with 3TEC Energy, Encore Acquisition Co., Hugoton Energy Corp. and Ernst & Young, LLP. Shane serves on the board of directors of CASA and on the WSU Foundation National Advisory Council and the dean’s advisory board of the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State. 

His wife, Becky, also is a CPA and is currently CFO of Indigo Minerals LLC. They have two daughters, McKenna and Addison, and reside in The Woodlands, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Bayless are members of the WSU Alumni Association and the WSU Foundation’s Fairmount Society and President’s Club.

In 2003, they established the Shane and Becky Bayless Scholarship to help deserving accounting majors pursue their education at Wichita State.