Executive Board

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sean staimie exec headshot 17-18Sean St Aimie, President

Hometown: OKC

Major: Family Life Education-Marraige and Family minor in Leadership

Career Goal: Work for Non-Profit organizations benefiting impoverished and underprivileged communities as well as possibly social work for Oklahoma.

Organizations: PLC, AASA, HASA, BSA, Gamers of UCO, Diversity Peer Educators.

Fun Fact: Favorite foods are Sushi and BBQ Ribs. 

Quote: "No one's life is more valuable than the next, no one's soul is exempt. We'll all be judges someday so Ima do good things before I see God"

Contact Sean about anything President's Leadership Council related. sstaimie@uco.edu

zac robbins exec headshot 17-18Zac Robbins- Vice President

My name is Zac Robbins and I am majoring is Business Administration-Legal Studies. My hometown is Norman and I went to Norman North High School! My career goals are to be a corporate attorney and become an entrepreneur on the side as I gain capital. I am involved in President's Leadership Council as the Vice President, the External Vice President of Pi Kappa Alpha, Big Event and Little Event, UCOSA, UCO Soccer club team, and a former NBO leader! 

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." — Albert Schweitzer

Contact Zac about Summer Retreat and activity reports. zrobbins1@uco.edu

payton bailey exec headshot 17-18Payton Bailey, Secretary

Payton is a senior currently serving as the President's Leadership Council Secretary. She graduated from Yukon High School and attended Rose State College as part of their leadership program. After transferring to the University of Central Oklahoma, Payton has been studying Kinesiology- Exercise/Fitness Management to eventually pursue a career as a Physician's Assistant in children's orthopedics. Since being at UCO, Payton has been involved in the Exercise Science Club, has served as the Activities Director for the President's Club Children's Christmas Party, and has served as the Leadership Central Representative for BronchoThon.

Payton stays busy working as a nanny as well as a teacher in her church nursery. Payton also works as a Consumer Recovery Specialist in the mental health field. In her free time she likes to read, take naps, and hang out with her chubby cat, Gus. She is passionate about serving God, serving others, and being a Broncho. Roll chos!

Contact Payton about activity reports and excusal forms. pbailey4@uco.edu

jordan medaris exec headshot 17-18Jordan Medaris- Public Relations Chair

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Major: Political Science

Minors: Leadership, Pre-Law

Career Goals: Attorney, State Representative, World Traveler or All of the Above! 

Organizations: PLC, Public Relations Chair; Central Aquatic Club, Treasurer; Sigma Phi Lambda, Bronchothon Co-Chair; UCOSA, Senator; National Residence Hall Honorary, Member; Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Member.

Interests: Eating all foods, listening to the rain, traveling and if you can't find me, I'm probably napping!

Fun Fact: I am in a documentary on Netflix!!

Favorite Quotes:"If the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart.Then in living - I have made my mark." - Thomas L. Odem, Jr

“You'll get through this. It won't be painless. It won't be quick. But God will use this mess for good. In the meantime don't be foolish or naïve. But don't despair either. With God's help you will get through this.”

― Max Lucado

Contact Jordan about social media, the newsletter/agenda and activity reports. jmedaris@uco.edu

loryn coppedge exec headshot 17-18Loryn Coppedge- Activities Chair

Loryn is a junior pursuing concurrent degrees in Elementary Education and Dance Education. Loryn grew up in Sand Springs, Oklahoma where she graduated from Charles Page High School. She took dance classes at Miss Tirita's Dance Studio for 14 years. During her senior year of high school, she had the opportunity to tutor 4th graders at Garfield Elementary, which is where she discovered her love for teaching. Loryn serves on the executive boards for both Big Pink and Big Event. She enjoys traveling, camping, crafting, and of course, dancing. In the future, she would like to be an elementary school teacher and work part-time at a dance studio.

Contact Loryn about homecoming, UCO campus events and activity reports. lcoppedge@uco.edu

stephanie nutter exec headshot 17-18Stephanie Nutter- Service Chair

Stephanie is the current service chair for PLC. Her hometown is Waynoka, Oklahoma where she grew up on a small farm and ranch. Stephanie is a senior studying speech-language pathology. After graduating May 2018 with her undergraduate she plans on getting her M.A. and becoming a certified speech-language pathologist. Her hope is to then move to a rural community and work either in a hospital, school, or both.

Outside of PLC exec board Stephanie is also involved in West Hall Council, NSSHLA, Wesley College Ministry, and Sigma Phi Lambda. While she’s had many wonderful and amazing memories at UCO the past three years, she says that one of her favorite moments was winning the Miss Congeniality award during the 2016 Miss UCO. Maya Angelou is the speaker of one of her favorite quotes, “People will forget what you say, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Contact Stephanie about how to log service hours and ideas on where to volunteer. snutter@uco.edu

kalina popova exec 17-18Kalina Popova- Outreach Chair

Kalina's hometown is Varna, Bulgaria and her American hometown is Ada, Oklahoma. She is a double major in Strategic Communication and Organizational Communication. Kalina would like to pursue a career as a Public Relations representative for a company somewhere north. She plans on finding a job that allows her to travel so she would be building up a career and seeing the world at the same time. Her interests include travel, photography, videography, writing, laughing, and meeting new people. She is a part of UCOSA and head of Freshman Council while also participating in things like Homecoming, Cheer and Dance, Big Pink, Big Event and more. Her fun facts are she is a state runner up in tennis, really afraid of dogs and could eat loaded baked potatoes for the rest of her life. Kalina's favorite quotes are "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page" and "Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadows". Roll Chos!

Contact Kalina about Leadership Central events and activity reports. kpopova@uco.edu

juan estrada exec headshot 17-18Juan Estrada- Incoming Student Representative

My name is Juan Estrada and I am the incoming student representative for PLC. I am a sophomore studying psychology and  originally from Guymon, OK. With my degree I plan on becoming a counselor working with children and adolescents. I am involved with PLC, Pi Kappa Alpha, BronchoThon, Orientation Leader and an RA in the Quad. Being involved has made my time at Central so fun and rewarding and has opened so many doors of opportunities. Being in PLC has been such an amazing opportunity and I am so grateful. 

Here are some fun facts about me! I was a professional Mexican Folkloric dancer for four years in high school. I once almost chopped my finger off with a can of pineapples. Favorite quote “Lead Simply”.

Contact Juan about the incoming PLC class and activity reports. jestrada5@uco.edu

kalen russell exec headshot 17-18Kalen Russell- Senior Representative

Kalen Russell is from Muskogee, Oklahoma. As a Senior studying Strategic Communications, she is involved in the President's Leadership Council, Diversity Round Table and Public Relations Student Society of America. 

Kalen is the 2017 Martin Luther King Oratory Competition winner. She has been awarded the 2016 Campus Award for Commitment to Diversity and 2017 PLC Outstanding Junior of the Year Award. 

 She enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, exploring Oklahoma City and spending flex dollars at the campus Starbucks. Kalen's favorite college memories include adventures her PLC peers and receiving a shout out from Andy Grammar during the Stampede Week concert.

 Upon graduation, Kalen hopes to pursue a post-graduate degree and begin her career as a market analyst.

Contact Kalen about Senior class events or activity reports. krussell16@uco.edu


ashley rathbone exec photo 17-18Ashley Rathbone- Junior Representative

Ashley is from Owasso, Oklahoma and is a Family Life Education- Marriage and Family major. After graduation she would like to go to graduate school to become a licensed counselor. Ashley is currently the treasurer for the Early Childhood Association which is in the process of changing it's name to Ambassadors for Children and Families. At UCO Ashley has served as President of the French and Francophone club, joined a greek organization, been involved in Winterglow, President's Club Christmas Party, UCOLA, and she has also been a Resident Assistant on campus. Ashley loves Disney, candles, Hobby Lobby, cheesecake, and her puppy, Suzie. Ashley is excited to serve PLC as Junior Rep this year. 

Contact Ashley about junior class events, End of the Year Banquet and activity reports. arathbone@uco.edu

mario figueroa exec headshot 17-18Mario Figueroa- Sophomore Representative

Hometown: Guymon. Oklahoma

Major: Strategic Communications

Minor: Leadership

Career Goals: I am still undecided on what exactly I want to do, but I am considering working at a major business as a Human Resource or Public Relations Representative, but who knows, the sky is the limit really. 

Organizations: PLC Sophomore Representative, Pi Kappa Alpha Secretary, Director of Recruitment for BronchoThon, UCOSA Secretary, and Treasurer for STUMO. 

Interests: Going on crazy adventures, hammocking, and having late night movie or game nights.  Basically just spending quality time with my buddies.

Quote: "Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon." -Paul Branft

Contact Mario about sophomore class events and activity reports. mfigueroa3@uco.edu

cole maccollister exec headshot 17-18Cole MacCollister- Freshman Representative

Hometown/High School: Ada, Oklahoma - Byng High School

Major: Mass Communication - Professional Media

Career Goals: Become a producer for a major Oklahoma news station

Involvements: PLC, Murdaugh Leadership LLC

Fun Fact: I am a Certified Minister in the IPHC!

Favorite Quote: "You can't stop change anymore than you can stop the suns from setting." - Shmi Skywalker, Star Wars

Contact Cole about freshmen class events and activity reports. cmaccollister@uco.edu