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Central News

UCO President Don Betz

Endowed Chair Established in Honor of UCO President Don Betz

The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation announced the establishment of the Don Betz Endowed Chair for International Studies to honor retiring UCO President Don Betz.

Betz will retire June 30 after serving eight years as UCO’s 20th president. Through the generosity of corporate and private donations, the UCO Foundation has raised $600,000 for the endowment. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education will match those funds, making the Don Betz Endowed Chair for International Studies the largest endowed chair at UCO.

Read more about the Endowed Chair


Splash Bash 2019 BBNC

Splash Bash

The UCO Alumni Association is hosting its fourth annual Splash Bash at Pelican Bay Aquatic Center in Edmond! Bronchos are taking over the water park from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, July 26. Join us and your fellow Bronchos at this family-friendly event. All guests will receive free unlimited sno-cones.

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Michele Ramsdell in UCO Library

UCO Faculty & Staff Campaign

Meet Michele Ramsdell, a staff member of the UCO Chambers Library. As a proud UCO alumna and employee, she loves supporting library programming alongside other faculty and staff who also love and support the library!

The UCO Faculty & Staff Campaign is an organized annual fundraising effort that allows UCO employees to connect to their Central passions and make a lasting impact on the areas to which they choose to donate.

Learn about the UCO Faculty & Staff Campaign


Billy Washington

Student Spotlight

UCO freshman Billy Washington is pursuing a degree in early childhood education with a minor in dance. At UCO, Billy is already becoming a leader by establishing a student dance club his first year as a student. Last fall, Billy was in danger of not being able to reenroll in classes, but assistance from one of the UCO Foundation's unrestricted scholarship funds helped him return to UCO for a second semester.

"Without that scholarship, I wouldn't be here today. It definitely changed my life!"

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