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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.

Publications Manager


Sarah Neese currently serves as the Publications Manager 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 – a regents' report.

During her time as a student at Central, Sarah was involved in multiple areas across campus, including research; The Vista, UCO's student-run newspaper; the Department of Mass Communication and the Office of University Communications. After earning her bachelor's degree in strategic communications, she gained hands-on experience and professional development through her work at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and a local marketing agency, before returning to work at her alma mater.

Sarah is an Edmond native, who has a passion for writing, editing and word strategy.

Education and Certifications

University of Central Oklahoma
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication - Strategic Communications
Spanish minor
Magna Cum Laude


  • University of Central Oklahoma
    Publications Manager, October 2018 - Present
    Communications and Marketing Coordinator, September 2016 - October 2018
  • High Five Media Group, Edmond, Oklahoma
    Publications Manager, February 2016 - September 2016
    Content Specialist, September 2015 - February 2016
  • Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
    Total Resource Development Campaign Assistant, April 2014 - August 2014, April 2015 - August 2015
  • University of Central Oklahoma
    University Communications Intern, January 2015 - May 2015
    Research Assistant, August 2012 - May 2015
    Copy Editor of The Vista, June 2012 - December 2014
    Editor-in-Chief of The Vista, June 2013 - April 2014
  • McAfee and Taft, Oklahoma City
    Marketing Intern, June 2013 - August 2013

Honors and Awards

Oklahoma College Public Relations Association:

  • Grand Award in the "Blogs/Editorial/Column" category
  • Grand Award in the "Special Publications" category
  • Achievement Award in "Best Headline" category
  • Achievement Award in "Magazine" category

Professional and Community Involvement

  • UCO Young Professionals Faculty and Staff Association
  • Oklahoma College Public Relations Association
  • Edmond Young Professionals


Sarah's passions include reading, writing, cinema, gastronomy, singing, Dr. Pepper and cuddling with her cat, Ollie.

The views expressed by UCO faculty and staff on their personal websites and social media pages do not necessarily reflect the positions of the University of Central Oklahoma. UCO faculty and staff are advised to follow the university’s social media guidelines and are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with policies outlined in UCO’s Employee Handbook and/or Faculty Handbook.