NCUR Chats

On the fourth Friday each month, Greg Wilson and Michael Springer will be available to answer questions, meet with committees, etc. to assist with your committee and NCUR planning. Join us in Old North, Room 211. All dates will meet from 2:00PM-3:00PM. 

  • January 26, 2018
  • February 23, 2018
  • March 16, 2018

NCUR 2018 @ UCO Planning

Planning for NCUR 2018 @ UCO will be led by the Executive and Steering Committees led by co-chairs Dr. Greg Wilson and Dr. Michael Springer. The Steering Committee is made up of the 22 committee chairs that are responsible for various aspects of conference planning. Their work will be reported to the Executive Committee through the NCUR 2018 co-chairs. More information about both committees can be found below. 

If you have any questions about the planning process or NCUR 2018, please contact Dr. Michael Springer or Dr. Greg Wilson. 

NCUR 2018 Executive Committee

NCUR 2018 Steering Committee

For more information regarding the each of steering committee team duties, click on the name of the committee in the table below. Committee membership will be updated as it becomes available (To add names, contact

Committee Name

Committee Chair

Abstract Review Committee

Dr. Sean Laverty, Associate Professor, College of Mathematics and Science

Accommodations Committee

Rick Vega, Director, Nigh University Center

Budget and Finance Committee

Patti Neuhold, Vice President, Finance

Campus Engagement Committee

Cole Stanley, Associate Vice President, Wellness and Student Support, Student Affairs

Communications and Information Committee

Dana Jackson-Hardwick, Assistant Director, Office of High-Impact Practices

Conference Volunteers Committee

Dr. Sharra Hynes, Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Adrienne Martinez, EEO/Title IX Coordinator

Facilities Committee

Dr. Josh Overocker, Assistant Vice President, Operations

Final Report Committee

Liliana Renteria, Director, Oklahoma City Cultural Outreach and Diversity Strategies, Academic Affairs

Excursions/Social Events Committee

Karen Youngblood, Executive Director, Customized Education

NCUR Oversight Committee (NOC) Receptions

Beverly Prosser, Project Specialist, Academic Affairs

Nancy Busby, Executive Assistant to the President, President's Office

On-Site Logistics Committee

Kathy Gradnigo, Coordinator Work Comp/Risk Management

Dr. Beth Kerr, Legal Counsel

Plenary Speakers and Presentations Committee

Dr. Jay Corwin, Associate Vice President of Development

Pre-Conference Workshops Committee

Dr. Jeanetta Sims, Assistant Dean, Jackson College of Graduate Studies, Professor, College of Business

Presentations Committee

Tracey Romano, Operations Manager, Center for eLearning and Connected Environments

Charleen Weidell, Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts and Design

Program Committee

Adrienne Nobles, Assistant Vice President, University Communications

Public Relations and Marketing Committee

Dr. John Barthell, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs

Registration Committee

Dawna Terrell, Assistant Director, Customized Education

Public Safety and Risk Management Committee

Norman Nieves, Director, Emergency Management

Special Activities Committee

Kay Robinson, Senior Director, Student and Community Engagement

Student Expos Committee

Elizabeth Enck, Director, Career Services

Transportation and Parking Committee

Josh Stone, Director, Transportation and Parking Services