OC Class of: 1979
Current Residence: Edmond, OK
Occupation: Vice President for Human Resources
Employer/Company: Oklahoma City Community College
Employer/Company Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Family Info: Married to the former Julie Kimbrough of Hugo, OK (OC '84); two daughters - Elizabeth (OC '15 and current OC Admissions Counselor) and Emily (current Nursing major at OC)Education
- Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications (Radio/TV)
- Master of Arts in Organizational Communication, Dept of Communications, University of Oklahoma, 1988
- Beta Chi Omega (President 78-79)
- Inter-Club Council (President 78-79)
- Other OC Activities: Project Germany Campaigns (78-79), Student Council, Spring Sing
Participating on local congregations' Praise Teams; Elder at Eastside Church of Christ in Colorado Springs; School Board member at Pikes Peak Christian School; Bible class teacher; assisting in various natural disasters impacting some of the communities where we have lived.
Biggest Challenge/Greatest Achievement:
Finding the right balance between family, church, work, and civic activities - still trying to figure it out!
Being able to ascend to a position of senior leadership in the Department of Defense in service to our great Nation--which is second to being a husband and father!
Professional/Personal Goals:I continue to seek opportunities for serving and providing leadership not only in my daily responsibilities at work but also being the kind of a Christian example in our community and state. It is also humbling to mentor and listen to challenges others are encountering in any leadership role and assist as needed. We are excited about being back in Oklahoma and to be active in a place that has done so much for our family.
Best Advice for OC Students:
1) Get involved and take advantage of international travel opportunities; 2) Develop and continue to improve on writing and speaking skills. The ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, enhances one's success in any job or occupation. 3) Take on the hard tasks and jobs; they take one out of his/her comfort zone to grow in ways never imagined.
Why I Love OC: I transferred to OC(C) after attending LSU in Baton Rouge my freshman year. I loved my time at OC because it allowed me so many opportunities to grow spiritually, academically, and socially that I otherwise would not have had. I will always be grateful for the many leadership roles I was given in my social service club and other campus activities. Those experiences have benefited me in my life as a husband, father, church leader and a 28-year career as a Federal employee.