Presidential Advisory Council

 

The President’s Council of Advisors was formed by President Don Betz in 2012 to serve as a body of counselors that advises UCO on its role in the Metropolitan area of Oklahoma City.  The Metro consists of seven counties with 1.4 million residents, with a diverse mixture of communities, neighborhoods, economic and social groups, as well as industry clusters and a vibrant governmental sector.

PCOA members include CEOs or senior executives from such diverse areas as business, industry, non-profits, PK-16 education, community organizations, government, as well as volunteer and religious organizations.

The PCOA meets three times each year.  Its members have advised UCO’s leadership on its strategic plan, Vision 2020; academic program array; recommendations for new academic offerings to serve the metro; internships; and the public service and outreach role of UCO.

PCOA 2017:

Ann

Ackerman

President and CEO, Oklahoma Business Roundtable

Randy

Allen

President and CEO, MidCon, Inc

Rita

Aragon

Special Assistant to the Governor

Ruben  

Aragon

Community Leader

Michael 

Carolina

Executive Director, OCAST

David

Castillo

Executive Director, Greater OKC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Terri

Cornett

Development Consultant

Gary  

Cox, JD

Executive Director, OKC-COunty Health Department

Liz

Eickman

Director, Kirkpatrick Family Fund

Tom 

Friedemann

Superintendent/CEO, Francis Tuttle Technical Center

Rául

Font

President, Latino Community Development Agency

Mark

Funke

President and CEO, Southwest Bancorp, Inc.

Judy

Hatfield

Principal, Equity Commerical Realty

Steve 

Hill

Chief of Staff, to Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett

Baha

Jassemnejad

Sr. Electric Engineer, FAA

Bruce 

Katz

Brookings Institute

Julie

Knutson

President and CEO, Oklahoma Academy

Charles 

Lamb

Mayor, City of Edmond

Aurora

Lora

Superintendent, Oklahoma City Public Schools

Ed

Martin

Chairman, Ackerman McQueen

Ken 

Miller

Oklahoma State Treasurer

Fred

Morgan

President and CEO, The State Chamber of OKlahoma

Marion

Paden

President and CEO, Leadership Oklahoma

Beth

Pauchnik

Managing Director, General Counsel and Chied Admin Officer, Integris

Mark

Stansberry

Chairman, The GTD Group

Jerry

Steward

President, OCCC

Gena

Timberman

Principal and Founder, The Luksi Group

Bret

Towne

Superintendent of Schools, Edmond Public Schools

Garland

Wilkinson

Senior Executive Vice President, Midfirst Bank

Roy

Williams

President and CEO, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

David 

Woods

CEO, Giant Partners

Allen 

Wright

VP, Public & Government Affairs, Devon Energy Corporation

Dr. George

Young, Sr.

Member, Oklahoma House of Representatives