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Sr Director for Retn and Comp

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-2719 Enrollment Management NUC 134D , Box 149

Education and Certifications

B.S. in Business Administration from Lake Erie College

M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Oklahoma State University


A member of the UCO family since 2014, Sam was a professional staff member in Housing & Residential Engagement for nearly four years as a hall director and a living learning community coordinator. Now, as a part of the Student Advocacy team, she helps students identify barriers to their success and develop skills to navigate their paths to graduation. This includes bringing awareness to financial literacy, campus resources, and the skills necessary for students to be self advocates.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Appointments are encouraged; please contact the Office of Student Advocacy at 405-974-5390 or to schedule.


When I’m not working, I’m catching up on my Netflix shows, listening to true crime podcasts, or trying out local restaurants around OKC. I also enjoy being outside, whether it’s kayaking, hiking, or going for a walk with my dog, Milo.

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