Feature Story: One Day. One University. One Broncho Family.

Lily Smith, Director of Philanthropy, Homecoming Activities Board

When Bronchos come together, we can make one big difference.  

As a student at UCO, giving back to the Central community is something to be excited about. This year’s homecoming theme is “You’re Doing Fine, Central!” This theme pays tribute to the message that we will come back together, display our perseverance and showcase our Broncho . . .  read more

Get to Know a Broncho

Tamra Cossey, Executive Assistant to the President

What is your background? 

With an undergrad in Organizational Effectiveness, most of my professional roles have been supporting organizations in an operational capacity – finding ways to streamline process, improve departmental communication and support growth. For the last decade, my background has been in higher ed. I began that journey working . . .  read more

Broncho Brags

Congrats Norman, Ricky, and Becca!

Congrats to the annual Exceptional Performance Award winners who were recognized at Fall Convocation, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.

The Exceptional Performance Award recognizes staff for their dedicated work to UCO and their contribution to its mission. All staff employees who have a minimum of six months of continuous employment prior to nomination . . .  read more

Family Social and Emotional Growth in the Time of Social Distancing

Mary Deter-Billings, Employee Relations Specialist 

This year’s first day of school drop-off was different in many ways, but one of the most notable differences was my boys’ eagerness and excitement to get back into a classroom. No tears, no “tummy aches,” no dragging of feet. Even my shy, attached-to-my-hip pre-k’er jumped out of the car ready to take on his new school, only pausing to . . .  read more

Direct Deposit Change Process Updated

Sarah Marcus, Director of Payroll Operations  

Time to update your direct deposit information? The payroll department recently altered their direct deposit change process for employees. To securely change employee banking information, employees should email payroll@uco.edu to request the change. Payroll will reach . . .  read more

Use UCO’s Handshake Platform to Find a Caregiver

David Herd, Director of Talent Acquisition and Compensation 

Want to connect with UCO students who may be looking for work? Post a job opportunity using the UCO Handshake platform. This resource might not only get you the help you need in your home but also provide a job opportunity to a student. Follow our guide on The Hub to learn how to post a job as an employer using Handshake. 

And remember to check . . .  read more

Benefits: Get Your Flu Shot!

Katie Saylor, Senior Benefits Specialist

The Benefits department is partnering with the UCO Student Nurses Association and Primary Health Partners, the university’s direct primary care provider, to host a series of flu shot clinics across campus in the last week of September and the first week of October.

The first two clinics, hosted by the student nurses, will be all day Thursday . . .  read more

Tech Corner: Central Tech Store Offers New Tech Purchase Savings To UCO

Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Office of Information Technology, in partnership with UCO’s Purchasing Office has developed a new process for purchasing technology products and services.  The two divisions collaborated to provide a streamlined technology purchase process where technology purchases can now be completed in one location and . . .  read more

Staff Senate Update

Zachary Hunter, Graduate Admissions Specialist

The UCO Staff Senate held meetings Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Tuesday, Sept. 1. The primary order of business was new legislation, Senate committee assignments and the appointment of 2020-2021 Staff Senate committee chairpersons. 

Congratulations to the appointed 2020-2021 committee chairpersons: 

  • Teresa Delaney, Constitution Parliamentary Procedure & Elections Committee 
  • Brittany Platt, Compensation Committee 
  • Chelsea Ratterman, Policy & Staff Welfare Committee 
  • Liz Tabak, Stakeholder Relations & Involvement Committee 

The Staff Senate meets again Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 . . .  read more