Keynote Speakers

Meet the 2017 Keynote Speakers!

Kalen Russell

Kalen Russell is a senior Strategic Communications Major from Muskogee, Oklahoma. She is a member of the UCO's President's Leadership Council, Diversity Round Table and Public Relations Student Society of America. Kalen is UCO's 2017 Homecoming Queen, 2017 Martin Luther King Oratory Competition winner and 2017 PLC Outstanding Junior of the Year.

Kalen enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family and exploring Oklahoma City . Kalen's favorite college memories include serving as Orientation Leader 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 a career in Social Justice and Marketing Analytics.

Salvador Arcivar

Salvador Arcivar is a junior here at the University of Central Oklahoma pursuing a marketing degree with a minor in political science and a focus on public policy. Salvador is originally from Childress Texas and has lived in Oklahoma for five years. Salvador is the president of the Hispanic American Student Association and the Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Hispanic Success Initiative. He is a graduate of Oklahoma City Community College, where he received his Associates in Business and was awarded the 2017 Trio SSS Outstanding Graduate Award.

After OCCC, Salvador became a Broncho and was awarded the Presidents Leadership Council Scholarship. Salvador has a passion for helping others and serving his community. He is involved in several on campus clubs and community organizations. He is a student Ambassador and Diversity Peer Educator here at UCO. He was also inducted into the “Career Advancement" fellowship through the National Council of La Raza, which is the largest Latino nonprofit advocacy organization in the United States.

Salvador’s research on the gaps in higher education of under-served minority groups and his personal experience as a marginalized student, fuel his passion to foster the continued success of the Hispanic/Latino youth in America. After UCO, he plans to continue his education and hopefully get accepted into a Top 25 MBA Program. He hopes to one day become an outreach specialist working in Higher Education to serve the needs of under-represented minority groups.

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