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UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Jan. 31. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.

Student Success Advisor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5567 College of Liberal Arts LAR 125 , Box 182


Chris Palmer is the Student Success adviser for criminal justice and modern language majors/minors in 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 freshman 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 Cotton, his two year old Bichon Frise. Some of his hobbies include watching Oklahoma City Thunder games, movies, concerts, and reading books. Chris 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-present

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 sugar coat things. We'll work on alternative solutions. 

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