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Important Update:

The university is operating at Level 2 for the first two weeks of classes for the spring 2022 semester.

For classes, this means faculty will have the discretion to choose a fully remote format, hybrid format or fully in-person format. Masks will be mandatory the first two weeks for in-person classes, with faculty offering a plan for students unable to attend in person. These changes begin for classes Jan.12.

Visit the COVID-19 website to report a positive test, symptoms or exposure, for vaccine and testing information and for other COVID-19 resources. 

Lessons in Leadership is UCO’s unique speaker series which features outstanding metro, state, national and global leaders from a variety of backgrounds once a week. Students who choose to take the course for credit may earn either 1 or 3 credit hours. This fall semester course focuses on developing student's individual leadership capacity and presenting numerous viewpoints and personal anecdotal lessons from varying leaders.

Lessons in Leadership meets Tuesday mornings each fall semester from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Constitution Hall, Nigh University Center, unless noted otherwise. Each presentation is open to the entire university student body, faculty and staff. 


2021 Speaker Schedule

Sept. 7: Daniel Pae and Jose Cruz, Oklahoma State Representatives 

Sept. 14: Mike Osburn, Nicole Miller, Ryan Martinez, and Preston Stinson, Oklahoma State Representatives-Edmond Delegation

Sept. 28: Kristi Birk Steinberg, Santa Fe Family Life Center

Oct.  5: Jill Castilla, Citizens Bank

*This event will be held in the Liberal Arts Lecture Hall (LAS L01)

Oct. 19: Raul Font, Oklahoma Latino Development Agency

Oct. 26: To Be Determined

Nov. 2: Pat Hall and Jim Dunlap, Majority Plus Consulting

Nov. 9: Jack Evans, UCO Foundation

Nov. 16: Dr. Markus Smith, Author of Journey Through the Hoods: From Poverty, to Ph.D., to Million Dollar Real Estate Agent

Nov. 23: Dr. Stevie Johnson (aka Dr. View), Woody Guthrie Center

Nov. 30: Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar, UCO President 


 For additional information or questions about the program, email Leadership Central or call 405-974-6543.