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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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Scholarship Portal


The 2023-2024 Scholarship Portal is now open!

The Scholarship Portal for the 2023-2024 academic year is now open until 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Students who are currently enrolled in Spring 2023 and will be enrolled in the fall are eligible to apply.

Students can explore the scholarships available at and watch a how-to video to learn how to navigate the scholarship portal.

Students will fill out a qualifying application - once completed, the student will be matched with scholarships they are qualified to receive. Some scholarships will require additional essays or uploads. All awards during this scholarship season will be applied to fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters.

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Alumna Feature

Central alumnus Josh Sallee recently released his second album "Flamingo" at an album-release show at Beer City Music Hall in Oklahoma City.

The Bixie, Oklahoma native has become a fixture on the Oklahoma City hip-hop scene over the past decade. Including opening local shows for Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller.

"Flamingo" is Sallee's first full-length album to be released on his independent label 88REC and also the first project to feature Sallee's production on most of his songs.

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