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Director of Special Publications and Projects

University of Central Oklahoma
sward24@uco.edu (405) 974-2106 University Communications ADM 201 , Box 198

About

Sarah currently serves as the director of special publications and projects for University Communications. Through her role, she oversees the university's external publications, including Old North magazine, an annual report to the community, each semester's commencement program and Connect to Central, the university's report to the regents. Additionally, Sarah writes press releases and branded content, edits multiple publication formats, assists with university website design, SEO, and development, and special projects relating to digital/online strategy, branding, marketing and media relations.

Prior to working in University Communications, Sarah worked in Central's College of Business from February 2012 - October 2018. She served as the coordinator of communication and marketing for the college. 

Sarah is an Oklahoma native and currently resides in Edmond with her husband, Bradley, daughter, Ryleigh, and son, Liam. 

Education and Certifications

  • M.Ed., with honors, Adult and Higher Education, University of Central Oklahoma
  • B.A., Public Relations, University of Central Oklahoma
    • Minor in advertising

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Oklahoma NextGen 30 Under 30, Category: Media, Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising
  • 2021 OCPRA Achievement Award, Square Peg 

Experience

University of Central Oklahoma
Director of Special Publications and Projects - University Communications
November 2021 - Present

University of Central Oklahoma
Communication and Marketing Coordinator - University Communications
November 2018 - October 2021

University of Central Oklahoma
Communication and Marketing Coordinator - College of Business
February 2012 - October 2018

OG&E
Smart Grid Communications 
July 2011 - December 2011

St. Anthony's Hospital 
Marketing and Planning
January 2011 - May 2011 

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