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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. Follow this Google Sheet to sign-up as a member (can also be found on the Facebook group).
  3. Attend events which will be advertised on the Facebook group and through 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, Professional Development Specialist, Human Resources, Finance Division

Committee Members:

  • Aysha Shahid, Coordinator Employer Relations, Career Development Center, Student Affairs Division
  • Brittany Platt, Communication & Administrative Coordinator, Transportation & Parking, Operations Division
  • Claire Parker, Coordinator of Student Leadership Training, Leadership Central, Public Affairs Division
  • Kasady Hoffman, Grant Accountant II, Grants and Contracts, Finance Division
  • KT King, University Photographer, Photographic Services, University Communications Division
  • Mari Bennett, Administrative Assistant 1, Housing & Dining, Operations Division
  • Ryan Kolb, Professional Development Specialist, Human Resources, Finance Division