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Director CGC/Global Learning

Education and Certifications

  • University of Central Oklahoma    
    Master of Education with Bilingual Education Emphasis
    Graduated: 2020
  • Oklahoma Christian University
    Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Bible, TEFL and International Studies
    Graduated: 2011
  • Ibaraki Christian University
    Japanese Language and Culture/Teaching English as a Foreign Language
    Cultural Exchange: 2009
  • Charles Page High School
    High School Diploma
    Graduated: 2007                                                


Jared Scism works as the director of the Centre for Global Competency and Global Learning on campus. Scism is responsible for helping international students, American students and community members understand different cultures by executing a number of events each month through the UCO International House and helping prepare students to study abroad. Scism also teaches the applied intercultural competency course as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Sociology, Gerontology and Substance Abuse Studies. Scism is a proud alumnus of Central and completed his master's degree in adult education with an emphasis in bilingual education at UCO in May 2020.

Additionally, Scism serves as the executive director of the Oklahoma Governor's International team and the past president of the Japan America Society of Oklahoma.

Ironically, Scism was not encouraged to be globally minded as he was growing up; the only international experience he had was traveling to Europe with his best friend during their junior year of high school. When he entered college, Scism's first roommate was Chinese. Although Scism was uncomfortable at first, he quickly began to develop a relationship with his roommate and other Chinese and Rwandan students on campus. Soon he became very interested in international students and the culture they had to share. Throughout his time in college, Scism was able to travel to Africa to do mission work, as well as study abroad for two semesters in Japan. He founded a new chapter of the People to People International organization on his campus, where he served as president.

After graduating from Oklahoma Christian University with a general studies degree (emphasizing the bible, teaching English as a foreign language, and international studies), Scism returned to Japan to work as an English teacher and missionary. Scism moved back to the United States with his wife, Cassie, in 2012.  Scism and Cassie continue to travel internationally and have visited over forty countries in all six major continents and hope to travel to Antarctica someday. From all of these experiences, Jared has become passionate about making Oklahoma a place that is more culturally diverse and hopes to someday make Oklahoma one of the most diverse states in the country.

Professional and Community Involvement


  • June 2019 - Present: UCO Staff Senate
  • May 2019 - Present: Oklahoma Governor’s International Team Executive Director
  • April 2018 - Present: United States Global Leadership Coalition for Oklahoma Member
  • July 2017 - Present: UCO Committee on Diversity
  • October 2016 –Present: Japan-America Society of Oklahoma, Co-Founder, President & Past President
  • January  2015 - Present The Springs Church
    • March 2018-May 2022: College Ministry Deacon 
    • January 2015 - Present: Missions Committee Board Member
    • October 2022 - Present: International Ministry Deacon       -


  • March 2021 - May 2021: Enrollment and Student Success Advisory Team
  • February 2021 - May 2022: UCO Inclusive Community Strategic Plan Steering Committee 
  • February 2021 - May 2022: UCO Coordinated Community Response Team
  • April 2016 - December 2020: Skyler’s Court Homeowner’s Association
            -Fall 2017: Treasurer
            -April 2016 to Present: Board Member
  • April 2019 - April 2020: Oklahoma Mustang Club Member
  • March 2018 - May 2019: International House of Oklahoma City Foundation Board Member
  • January 2017 - July 2022: Edmond, Oklahoma Sister Cities Board Member and Chair
  • July 2016 - April 2019: Oklahoma Governor’s International Team Member
           -January 2018-Present: Marketing Chair
           -January 2019 - March 2019: Education and Cultural Committee Chair
  • September 2015 - November 2019: World Experiences Foundation Member
           -September 2016-November 2018: President
  • September 2017 - April 2018: National Conference on Undergraduate Research Committee of Fun
  • September 2017 - June 2018: UCO Staff Senate
  • May 2017- UCO Employee Conference Presenter
  • November 2016 - United States Representative for Gansu International Fellowship Program
  • October 2015 - National Association on Campus Activities Regional Conference Presenter
  • September 2010 - April 2011: Oklahoma Christian University People to People International Chapter
            -Founder and President

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 - UCO Exceptional Performance Award
  • 2021 - University of Central Oklahoma Student Advisor of the Year 
  • 2020 - UCO Faculty and Staff Homecoming Royalty
  • 2017 - University of Central Oklahoma Student Advisor of the Year 
  • 2016 - The Business Times 40 Under 40 
  • 2016 - Journal Record’s Oklahoma Achievers Under 40 Award
  • 2016 - Oklahoma Multicultural Citizen of the Year Award 
  • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 - Certificate of Appreciation from Saudi Arabia Cultural Mission

Classes Taught

SOC 3990 - Intercultural Competency
UNIV 1012 - Success Central

Education and Certifications

  • December 2022: Facilitating Intercultural Learning
  • August 2021: AFS Global Competency Certification Qualified Facilitator
  • Fall 2021 - Spring 2022: Leadership UCO
  • Fall 2020 - Spring 2021: Management Development Program
  • August 2019: IDI Qualified Administrator
  • March 2019: Disney’s Approach to Employee Engagement


  • International Culture
  • Traveling
  • Music
  • College Football
  • OKC Thunder Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Motorcycle Riding
  • Mustang Cruising
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Activities

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