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Ines Burnham ; Evans Hall 105A ; 405-974-3784

art education, dance education, music education-instrumental, music education-vocal and theatre/communication education. 

Ines is a University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) Alum. She has a Bachelor of Business
Administration degree in Human Resource Management and a Master of Education
degree in Adult Education with an emphasis in Training and Development. Ines began
working for UCO in 2001 in the Human Resources division and has worked for the
College of Fine Arts and Design since 2003. Ines serves as director of the Oklahoma Center for Arts Education, a division of the College of Fine Arts and Design. She oversees recruitment and retention for the College and is an academic advisor primarily for the College of Fine Arts and Design Education majors.

Pam Platz; NUC 121 ; 405-974- 2368


Pam has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Texas Lutheran University. After getting married to an Air Force pilot, she went overseas to Yokota AB, Japan where she landed her first Academic Advising job working at the University of Maryland University College-Asian Division. She has worked at UCO twice, both times as the academic advisor for the College of Fine Arts and Design. She is the UCO Chapter Advisor for the Kappa Phi Christian Sorority. 

She loves all of her students and enjoys going to all of their performances, gallery openings, and senior shows. She also loves her Kappa Phi girls, all eight of her pets, gardening, bowling and spending time with her family. 

Sophia Kuschel; MUS 124; 405-974-5955; 

Student Success Advisor for the College of Fine Arts and Design which houses the Departments of Art, Dance, Design, Music and Theatre Arts. 

 Sophia was born in Louisiana but as she grew up, moved around the country to places like Texas, New Jersey, and finally Arkansas where she attended and finished high school in Little Rock. Sophia then moved back to her roots to attend Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Psychology, Sociology, and Music. After graduating from LSU (GEAUX TIGERS!), Sophia moved to Fort Worth, Texas where she attended Texas Wesleyan University and earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. While earning her Master’s degree, Sophia met her husband, Ted, and relocated to Oklahoma!

 During her experience in graduate school, Sophia developed a love for getting to know people in order to help lead them in the right life direction—which led her to a position in higher education at the University of Central Oklahoma (Roll ‘Chos!). 

 Sophia enjoys spending time with her husband, Ted, and dogs, Vinny and Louise when she is not working. She also loves music and strongly believes in the Arts and the power that it has on people—it is the one thing that unites people from all over the world!


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