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Mission:

The Young Professionals Faculty and Staff Association serves as a resource group to connect and support professionals in their careers at the University of Central Oklahoma through networking, professional development and community engagement opportunities.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Young Professionals Faculty and Staff Association is to drive recruitment, retention and access of educational initiatives to ensure the continued growth and strength of the University community.

Target Audience:

The Young Professionals Faculty and Staff Association is open to any employee at the University of Central Oklahoma no matter their age or experience level. 

Focus Areas:

  1. Networking/Social
  2. Professional Development
  3. Service

Ways to Get Involved:

  1. Join the UCO Young Professionals Facebook Group to stay informed.
  2. Email Jakey Dobbs to be added to the UCO Young Professionals email group. 
  3. Attend events which will be advertised on the Facebook group, Centralities, and email.

Steering Committee:

The Steering Committee will meet regularly to discuss the association’s goals and initiatives, plan events and programs, and actively recruit new members to ensure the success of the Young Professionals Faculty and Staff Association.

Chair:

  • Jakey Dobbs, Learning Innovation Architect, Institute for Learning Environment Design

Committee Members:

  • Brittany Platt, Communication & Administrative Coordinator, Transportation & Parking
  • Claire Parker, Coordinator of Student Leadership Training, Leadership Central
  • Cristi Moore, Talent Development Specialist, Human Resources
  • Kasady Hoffman, Grant Accountant II, Grants and Contracts
  • KT King, University Photographer, Photographic Services
  • Mari Bennett, Administrative Assistant 1, Housing & Dining