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UCO Names Art Cotton as Vice President for Advancement

Headshot of Art Cotton

June 9, 2021

Media Contact: Kandace Taylor, Marketing and Public Relations Director, UCO Advancement, 405-974-3553,ktaylor55@uco.edu

UCO Names Art Cotton as Vice President for Advancement

University of Central Oklahoma President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar recently named Art Cotton as the university's vice president for Advancement and president of the UCO Foundation, effective July 1.

"Art brings an impressive record of success in fundraising and administrative management both in and outside of higher education to the vice president role," Neuhold-Ravikumar said. 

"I look forward to the energy and expertise Art will bring to our efforts to raise funds and friends to support our students and initiatives at UCO."

Cotton brings 30 years of experience to the vice president role. He served as senior director of development at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, vice president for University Advancement and External Relations at Oklahoma City University, vice president for development at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, senior director of major gifts for the Oklahoma State University Foundation, chief of staff for the lieutenant governor of Oklahoma, manager of business development and marketing for the Benham Group and associate director for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. 

He also is committed to serving the community. He currently serves as board chairperson for Pivot and has been involved with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Oklahoma Arts Institute Foundation, Teach for America, State of Oklahoma Board of Legislative Compensation and deadCenter Film Festival. He is a member of Leadership Oklahoma, Class II.

Cotton holds a Master of Arts in public administration/environmental sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Oklahoma State University.

For more information about the UCO Office for Advancement, visit centralconnection.org.

For more information about Central, visit www.uco.edu

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Cutline: University of Central Oklahoma President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar recently named Art Cotton as the university's vice president for Advancement and president of the UCO Foundation.