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Dr. Andrew Benton Named UCO Interim President
The Regional University System of Oklahoma board of regents has named Andrew Benton, J.D., as the interim president of UCO. 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.
UCO Jumps 23 Spots as Top University in the Nation for Online Degree Programs
UCO ranks as a top institution in the nation for providing quality, accredited online degree programs through UCO’s Connected Campus in the 2023 “America’s Top Online Colleges” list from Newsweek. Central moved up 23 spots from the prior year to claim No. 122 and is one of only two institutions in Oklahoma on the list. UCO is the only four-year Oklahoma-based university to be ranked.
UCO Launches Broncho Bites Food Recovery Program
UCO has launched, Broncho Bites, an on-campus food recovery program that reduces food waste and provides meals to the Central community. Food left over from Ayers Kitchen will be repackaged and rerouted to the Broncho Bites refrigerator. The food is available to take on the go in compostable packaging. Any unclaimed meals will be taken to a compost bin provided with plans to install an on-campus commercial composter in the coming year.