Staff Senate Update

Zachary Hunter, graduate admissions specialist II

staff senate update

The UCO Staff Senate held a meeting Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  The guest speaker was Dr. Charlotte Simmons, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  During the meeting, the Senate passed the following piece of legislation: Resolution Supporting UCO’s AAPI Community. 

2021 staff senator elections occurred during the month of March and senator-elects were announced April 8. Congratulations to the following newly elected senators:

Academic Affairs

  • Shay Beezley
  • Jakey Dobbs
  • Rod Edwards


  • Reggie Jordan

Enrollment and Student Success

  • Robert Day
  • Jerisha Ogletree
  • Taylor Baird
  • Deborah Carson

People and Culture

  • Paige Buchanan

Mixed Division

  • Lauren Bieri

Faculty – Academic Affairs

  • Jamie Burns

For more detailed information regarding the roles of senators, meeting agendas, minutes, legislation topics or to learn who your Staff Senate representatives are, please visit the UCO Staff Senate blog.

The Staff Senate meets next Tuesday, May 4, and again Tuesday, June 8. Both meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. To join monthly Senate meetings please send a Zoom link request to Staff Senate Webmaster/Historian Zachary Hunter.

Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.