Manager Technology Services
Rod Edwards is the manager of technology services for the College of Education and Professional Studies.
Rod received his Bachelor of Arts in English with departmental honors from Oklahoma State University in 1995 and his Master of Arts in English with presidential honors from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1997. He had the honor of being named the Outstanding Student for the College of Liberal Arts for 1995-96.
Before coming to UCO, Edwards worked in a visual arts library developing digital resources and an associated database for art history educators; a metro-based center that focused on math, science, and technology education for students grades 4-12; and with professional education accreditation teams at the state level. He came to the UCO College of Education and Professional Studies in November 1999.
Edwards has completed both the Leadership UCO (Class III) and the Advanced Leadership UCO programs. He has been a member of the UCO Safe-Zone Ally Program since 2001. In 2014, he completed the UCO Management Development Program and was honored to be asked to be the key speaker at their graduation event. Rod has also received meaningful awards from his college including the 2007 Staff Award for Outstanding Service and (along with two others), the 2020 CEPS Award for Outstanding Collaborative Teamwork. In 2021, Rod was elected as a Staff Senator representing the Academic Affairs division. In 2022, Rod was again named the recipient of the CEPS Staff Award for Outstanding Service. He is the first staff member to have received the honor twice (which he will undoubtedly mention to you if you talk to him for more than five minutes).
Off the clock, Edwards supports his parents’ home technology issues . . . which takes up more of his time than you’d think.
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