The Edmond Sun


October 25, 2013

UCO-based Educators’ Leadership Academy announces 2013-14 Outstanding Professors’ Academy

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma-based Educators’ Leadership Academy congratulated 26 Oklahoma professors on being selected for the 2013-14 Outstanding Professors’ Academy (OPA).

Established in 1997, the OPA is designed for professors recognized for making superior contributions to their institutions and their disciplines. Professors assume leadership roles and responsibilities every day in their multiple relationships with students, peers, administrators and the public.

The leadership academy is a rare opportunity for them to hone and sculpt their abilities to lead in a time of rapid change.

Those selected for the 2013-14 Outstanding Professors’ Academy, followed by their institutions, are: Dr. Chris Austin, Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond; Dr. Lucy Bailey, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; Dr. Ryan Bisel, University of Oklahoma, Norman; Dr. Janet Cole, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; Dr. Gerald Fitch, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; Dr. Aimee Franklin, University of Oklahoma, Norman; Ms. Lanie Gabbard, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond; Dr. Ronald Gaddie, University of Oklahoma, Norman; Dr. Mary Ann Harris, Northern Oklahoma College, Enid; Dr. David Hartmann, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond; Dr. Dylan Herrick, University of Oklahoma, Norman; Dr. Alisa Hicklin Fryar, University of Oklahoma, Norman; Dr. Raymon Huston, Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond; Ms. Angela Keneda, Rose State College, Midwest City; Mr. Kelly Kirk, Seminole State College, Seminole; Dr. Sunu Kodumthara, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford; Dr. Robin Lacy, Jr., University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond; Dr. Denise Landrum-Geyer, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford; Dr. Steven Mackie, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva; Mr. Steve McClaren, Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa; Dr. Jacilyn Olson, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond; Mr. Jeff Tate, Northern Oklahoma College, Enid; Dr. Susy Villegas, University of Oklahoma, Norman; Dr. Sherri Ward, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond; Ms. Catherine Wieck, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond; Dr. Gang Xu, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.

FOR MORE information, contact Cary Williams, director of the Educators’ Leadership Academy at or 405-974-5561.


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