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Leading through Adversity Q&A

Patti Neuhold-RavikumarJoin us for our September event, “Leading through Adversity”, on Friday, September 24 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Robert S. Kerr Room, NUC.

Hear from UCO President, Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar, as she answers questions submitted by UCO Young Professionals and discusses her challenges, victories and lessons learned while leading through a global pandemic.

To help President Neuhold-Ravikumar prepare, we ask you to submit your questions via this Qualtrics form by September 17. Email to RSVP.

Pre-Semester Refreshments

August is here and the Fall semester is quickly approaching. Come unwind at our Pre-Semester Refresh’ments event at Flatire Burgers on Thursday, August 12 from 4:30 -6:30 p.m. This is a come and-go event, so please join us when you are able. Food and beverage purchases are at the expense of the employee, but the fun and networking are always free!

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March 18, 2021 – Remembering and Reflecting on the Tulsa Race Massacre

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Guest Speaker: Dene Roseburr-Olotu, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Date: March 18, 2021 | Time: 2-3 p.m.
Zoom ID: 985 5957 2092 | Passcode: 013615
Zoom Link:

Please register in the Learning Center and complete a critical reflection within a week following the event if you wish to receive credit for the Continuous Cultural Competence initiative.

According to the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, after World War I, Tulsa, Oklahoma – more specifically Greenwood, Tulsa – became nationally recognized for its thriving and affluent African American community (Greenwood). This prosperous community, including extremely successful business districts and residential areas, were known as Black Wall Street. However, on May 31, 1921 everything changed. The University of Central Oklahoma will commemorate the 100th year anniversary of what has become known as the Tulsa Race Massacre Monday, March 29th – Friday, April 2nd. In this session, as a lead up to the university’s commemoration week, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will explore the historical context of this event in greater detail.

Feb. 4, 2021 – Career Paths at UCO

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David Herd, Director of Talent Acquisition and Compensation

Join the UCO Young Professionals as guest speaker David Herd, Director of Talent Acquisition and Compensation, talks through ways you can work with your supervisor to cross train, how development plans work, how you can review benchmark positions to get an idea of skills required for certain positions, and other tips for building your career.

Date: February 4, 2021
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Please email Jakey Dobbs ( for the Zoom link and passcode