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Operations Manager

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-2742 Transportation & Parking NUC 309A , Box 121


Kris joined TPS in February 2016 as the lead enforcement officer and was later promoted to the daytime field supervisor. In November 2018, he transitioned into the role of manager of operations, where he oversees and manages enforcement and maintenance personnel, new technology, special event parking, visitor parking and minor parking lot maintenance. Kris is a member of the National Parking Association, the International Parking Institute, and the Campus Parking and Transportation Association. 

Education and Certifications

Kris has an Associate of Arts in creative writing from Oklahoma City Community College, as well as a Bachelor of Science in industrial safety from UCO. Because of his passion for student development, he is currently working on his master's degree in adult education: student personnel with an emphasis in program management at UCO. He completed UCO's Manager Development Program in 2016/2017, Educator's Leadership Academy in 2018/2019 and Disney's Approach to Employee Engagement in 2019.  


In his spare time, Kris enjoys reading, writing, strength training and music. His favorite book series is "The Dark Tower" by Stephen King and his favorite bands are Third Eye Blind, Manchester Orchestra and Five Iron Frenzy. He is an avid believer in the concept of universal connectedness and the power of positive framing. Corresponding to those are two of his favorite quotes, "Allow yourself to be an anchor and anchored by others" and "Life just isn’t as sweet without the bitter." 

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