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Assistant Vice President

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-2315 University Communications ADM 201 , Box 198


With nearly two decades of experience in higher education marketing and communications, Deirdre has honed her skills in the areas of leadership, customer service, graphic design, writing, brand management, marketing, strategic planning, event planning and crisis communications. She has received more than 30 local, regional and national industry awards for professional work.

In her personal life, Deirdre enjoys spending time with her spouse, Jason, and two young sons, Carter and Taylor. She also enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, building Lego sets and petting any animal that she can.

Education and Certifications

University of Central Oklahoma | Master of Public Administration (2019)

University of Oklahoma | Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, emphasis in Public Relations (2006)



Assistant Vice President for University Communications

University of Central Oklahoma | June 2020 - Present

Director of Public Relations

Oklahoma City Community College | 2013-2020

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Redlands Community College | 2009-2013

Communications and Marketing Specialist

Canadian Valley Technology Center | 2006-2009


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