Lessons in Leadership


Lessons in Leadership is UCO’s unique speaker series which features outstanding metro, staten national and global leaders from a variety of backgrounds once a week. Students who choose to take the course for credit may earn either 1 or 3 credit hours.  This fall semester course focuses on developing your individual leadership capacity and presenting numerous viewpoints and personal anecdotal lessons from varying leaders.

Lessons in Leadership meets Tuesday mornings each fall semester from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Constitution Hall in the Nigh University Center unless noted otherwise below. Each presentation is open to the entire university student body, faculty and staff.

The 2017 Speaker Schedule:

8/29       Dr. Don Betz: President, UCO

9/12       Dr. Raúl Font: Executive Director- Latino Community Development Agency

9/19       Adam Pugh: Oklahoma State Senator, District 41

9/26       Ken Parker: Co-Founder & CEO, Nextthought

10/3       TBD

10/10     Marnie Taylor: President & CEO-OKC Center for Non-Profits

10/24     Melissa Houston: Labor Commissioner

10/31     Pat Hall and Jim Dunlap: Principal owners and operators of Majority Plus, an Oklahoma Lobbying Firm

11/7       Tammy West: Oklahoma State Representative, District 84

11/14     David Holt: Oklahoma State Senate, District 30

11/21     Tony L. Dearman: Director-Bureau of Indian Education U.S. Department of the Interior

11/28     Michael Carolina: Executive Director, OCAST

12/5       Karen Keith: County Commissioner, District 2