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Degree Completion Spec

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-3402 Center for eLearning and Connected Environments NUC 322 , Box 170


Chris Palmer is the Degree Completion specialist for the Center for eLearning and Connected Environments (CeCE) since December 2021. The previous four-plus years, he was a student success adviser for the College of Liberal Arts. He received his Bachelor of Arts in mass communication-broadcasting and Master of Education in adult education-training from the University of Central Oklahoma. He truly bleeds and breathes Bronze and Blue! 

He started his professional career at UCO as the supervisor of Housing Operations for more than four years. He believes a positive, well-rounded academic and social experience starts with on-campus living, especially for freshmen and sophomores. Getting involved with different clubs and organizations will increase your success at UCO. Being on time for class, participating and being present put your odds of graduating on the positive side! 

He enjoys spending quality time with his kids, wife and two Bichons Frises, Casper and Cotton. Some of his hobbies include watching Oklahoma City Thunder games, movies, concerts and reading books. Palmer has an "open door" policy and loves to help students succeed in life. 

Education and Certifications

B.A., Mass Communication-Broadcasting, 1998

University of Central Oklahoma


M.Ed., Adult Education-Training, 2016

University of Central Oklahoma 

Classes Taught

UNIV 1012: Success Central, 2017-20

Teaching Philosophy

  • Every student starts with the same grade on day one.
  • Grades are earned by hard work, being on time, participating, turning in assignments early or on time and giving 110% effort. 
  • You always have a chance to succeed if you can still see the light (however dim) at the end of the tunnel.
  • If the light is not there, I'll be honest with you and not sugarcoat things. We'll work on alternative solutions. 

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Edmond Mobile Meals volunteer
  • Habitat for Humanity volunteer
  • United Way donor


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