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Through programs, resources and engagement opportunities, we help our alumni and friends enjoy lifelong relationships with UCO and with each other, sharing their love for Central and discovering the power of philanthropy.

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Interim President Named

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Dr. Andrew Benton Named UCO Interim President

The Regional University System of Oklahoma board of regents today approved Andrew Benton, J.D., as the interim president of the University of Central Oklahoma at their regularly scheduled meeting. Benton will step into the leadership role in January, following current UCO President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar’s announced departure after three and a half years as president and 15 years with the university.

The board of regents also has initiated the national search process for the next president of UCO.

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Alumni Honored

2022 DAAs

UCO Alumni Association Celebrates 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

The UCO Alumni Association celebrated the achievements of six recipients of its Distinguished Alumni Award during the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet.

The recipients include Michael Chandler, D.D.S., Maria Krey Gibson, Lauren Luckowski, David Mitchell, Ph.D., Helen Pitts and Steven Williams. 

The UCO Alumni Association has given the awards annually since 1952, with the exception of 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

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Homecoming Recap


Thank you to everyone who joined us for Homecoming 2022!

Homecoming 2022 was such a wonderful week to celebrate all things Central. The UCO Alumni Association hosted a variety of events throughout the week that included the LEADership Central Alumni Reunion, Golden Bronchos Reunion Breakfast, the Distinguished Alumni Awards and a Homecoming tailgate. If you were able to join us – thank you! If you were not able to join us – we hope you can come home to Central in 2023!
We invite you to relive every exciting moment from Homecoming 2022 at the photo album below.

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Vickie Adams

Alumna Feature

Vickie Adams recently published her first novel titled “The Source of Smoke.” The author focused on writing during the pandemic and self-published under the name V.L. Adams.

The novel is a mystery about a woman who begins to question whether her sister was murdered by her boyfriend, the person who was tried and convicted of the crime.

Adams earned a degree in photojournalism from Central. After graduating, she took the LSAT on a whim and ended up going to law school. She practiced law for a few years before working at a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing continued education for lawyers and law enforcement. Through her work with the nonprofit, Adams became interested in the issue of wrongful conviction, which influenced her writing.

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