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Championing the mission of the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) within the community, our Advisory Board works diligently alongside our dean and development team to strategize the greatest priorities of the college.
If you are interested in becoming involved in this invaluable group of advocates and supporters, please contact CFAD Development Project Manager Tami Jackson at (405) 974-3783 or email@example.com.
A highly regarded educator, Margaret Brisch taught in the public school system for several years before retiring and pursuing her private studio in piano. In addition to offering private piano lessons, Brisch performs in both a solo capacity and as an accompanist for musicians, ages kindergarten through college and adult. Brisch also remains very active in arts outreach through her support of the Brisch Center for Historical Performance and the UCO School of Music and through the volunteer work she conducts in public school systems throughout central Oklahoma. Brisch also serves UCO as a Foundation trustee.
Victoria Caldwell has been a successful Broker Associate at RE/MAX Associates for 25 years. She is a member of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors and the Edmond Board of Realtors, and has served in multiple positions – including president – with both organizations. Caldwell has served three years as a District Vice President of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors and four years as a delegate to the National Association of Realtors. She also serves as a UCO Foundation trustee and is a member of Edmond City Council. She earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from UCO in 2016 after receiving her Bachelor of Music in Voice from the University of Arizona in 1978. Caldwell was nominated for the Journal Record's Woman of the Year in 2010 and was honored as one of the 50 Making a Difference.
Louise Cleary Churchill, CPA, CGMA
Louise is a CPA at Hale & Company, CPA, PC in Edmond, OK. In addition to her experience in public accounting, she has held management roles in several independent oil and gas exploration and production companies and an auto parts distribution company. She also worked at the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA. She holds a BA in Mathematics from Smith College, an MS in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University and is an alumna of UCO. She is a graduate of Leadership Edmond Class XXVI. She currently serves as a member of the board of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Chairman of the Edmond Visual Arts Commission and Chairman of Oklahoma Masters Swimming Committee. She has served on the boards of the Edmond Fine Arts Institute, Edmond Mobile Meals, Financial Executives International and several Home Owner Associations. She lives in Edmond with her cat Scout, collects art and is an avid swimmer and gym goer.
Porter Davis has been a grassroots activist for more than 40 years, actively involved in numerous political efforts. Davis has served as a former Chairman of the Oklahoma Libertarian Party, an elected GOP State Representative, State Director of the Freedom Council, Founder of Southwest Policy Institute, Co-architect of Oklahoma tax limitation initiative, a three-time GOP National Convention Delegate, and a member of the Oklahoma County GOP Executive Committee. In his non-political life, he has been an entrepreneur and owner/operator of a radio station. Davis is a generous supporter of the UCO Jazz Lab.
Iris Avilés Henderson was born in La Ceiba, Honduras. She graduated from Instituto Zoila de Santos Pineda and migrated to Chicago, IL in 1969 where she trained in data processing at Little Company of Mary Hospital. There, in 1971, she met Clifford, her beloved husband of 44 years. The couple relocated to Oklahoma with their two children: Pamela Jill, now an early childhood education major, and Lenny, a dermatologist. To her joy, she has five grandchildren living in Edmond. In around 1980, Iris created a Spanish curriculum at St. Mary’s Episcopal School where her children attended preschool. She taught Spanish for 18 wonderful years. She is a parishioner at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and volunteers in various ministries. Being a Hospital Chaplain is one of her most precious duties. Iris and Cliff became friends and faithful “followers” of the arts at UCO when they discovered it was a jewel of entertainment in Edmond. Clifford E. Henderson passed away in 2015 but Iris continues to support the programs that they loved at UCO.
Jay Krottinger graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Music in 2006 and a Master of Music in 2012. As an avid supporter of the arts, Krottinger and his partner Ryan Tanner formed Square 1 Theatrics, a production company in Tulsa. Its talents were first applauded in 2013 when Krottinger and Tanner won Tony Awards for the production of "Pippin." They have co-produced "Memphis The Musical," Square 1 Theatrics’ first international production and the recipient of two Olivier Awards, London Theatre’s most respected award. In addition to producing theatrical performances, the pair manages IQ Surgical, a healthcare marketing firm. Krottinger is a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of UCO.
Don Narcomey received his B.A. in Painting from UCO in 1982 where he taught sculpture and three-dimensional design from 2000 to 2004. He is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma whose work focuses on public and private wood and mixed media sculpture as well as one-of-a-kind furniture. Two of his works have been permanently placed in the Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. Narcomey exhibits his work regionally and nationally and has won awards for both his furniture and sculpture.
Brad Poarch graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.F.A in Theatre Arts and minors in both broadcasting and business administration. Poarch is the CEO of Cory’s Audio Visual Services, Inc. Prior to being named CEO, Poarch oversaw the rental and production departments at Cory’s Audio Visual Services and helped produce hundreds of events here in Oklahoma and around the United States. Selected as one of Oklahoma City’s “40 under 40” in 2013, Poarch is active in the community, serving on several committees and boards. He is also a proud member of CFAD’s Theatre Arts Advisory Board and Rotary Club 29.
Rachel Rafik, CPA, is an Audit Director with Grant Thornton. She has worked there since 2006 and focuses on not-for-profit, governmental, and employee benefit plan audits. Rafik has a B.S. in Accounting and a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to attending UCO, Rafik danced professionally and taught with the Oklahoma City Ballet (formally known as Ballet Oklahoma). She has also served as a board and executive committee member for the Oklahoma City Ballet and has been involved in various capacities with the Infant Crisis Center, Allied Arts, Junior Achievement and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Eric Roth holds degrees in photojournalism, geography, and Russian from Ball State University and University of Georgia at Athens. Roth has worked as an assignment photographer for dozens of news publications throughout the U.S. as well as for corporate clients on four continents. In recent years, Roth managed a premier commercial photo lab in Denver, traveled the world as a brand ambassador for the likes of Lucent Technologies, Nokia, Schering-Plough Animal Health and Fujitsu Network Communications, to name a few. Currently, he is the art director for Love’s Travel Stops in Oklahoma City, where he is also the resident corporate photographer.
Sue Lynn Sasser
Sue Lynn Sasser, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond, having retired from the Department of Economics in May 2017. She has been active in economic and personal financial literacy throughout her career and held several leadership positions in local, state and national organizations affiliated with economic and financial education. In addition, she has received several national awards for her work in economics and personal finance education, most notably the national 2008 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award for curriculum development and the 2009 Friend of the Family by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Randel Shadid is a practicing attorney and a former Mayor of Edmond. Shadid has always had a passion for art, and he holds the very strong belief that art elevates the aesthetic look of a city and attracts visitors. He became the founding member of the Edmond Visual Arts Commission, a functioning committee responsible for the city's highly successful Art in Public Places Program. The program is a public/private, donor-driven collaboration and has been acclaimed in "Southern Living," "Oklahoma Today," "Art of the West" and "Southwest Art."
A UCO emeritus faculty member of math and science, Larry Westmoreland has been a longtime supporter of the arts. During his more than twenty-five-year tenure as a chemistry professor, Larry frequented plays, concerts, and operas, a passion that has only grown since retirement. Larry has been involved in the Edmond Visual Arts and the Centennial Commissions. He also volunteers at the Edmond Historical Society and has served as Director of the UCO Emeritus Faculty Association. In addition, Larry is a tireless traveler. He and his wife Leah have traveled more than 100,000 miles in the last few years alone. Larry also serves UCO as a Foundation trustee.
A retired educator of languages, Leah Westmoreland is passionate about the arts and philanthropy. Leah served as a German instructor and Coordinator of the Foreign Language Department at Bishop McGuiness before retiring and focusing her efforts towards traveling, operas, concerts, plays and study tours alongside her husband, Larry. Leah and her husband have been leading supporters of the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design student travel funds, scholarship funds, capacity building projects and the UCO School of Music.