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OSU-OKC names new director of Student Engagement

OSU-OKC names new director of Student Engagement

Christina Young named to position after two years on campus

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 13, 2020) – Christina Young has been named the new director of Student Engagement at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, school officials announced.

Young has been a staff member at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) since 2017, having served previously as an admissions specialist, enrollment management specialist and enrollment management coordinator.

In her new role, Young will work hand-in-hand with various student groups on campus.

“I am looking forward to having more face-to-face contact with students,” she said. “In my previous position, I spent more time at a computer or on the phone. In this new role, I spend more time meeting students, faculty and community members. The student body here is unique. We have such a range of students and it is exciting to listen to their stories and hear why they chose to be at OSU-OKC.”

Two groups that Young has worked closely with are the Student Government Association (SGA) and the President’s Leadership Class (PLC).

SGA President Nestor Bravo said he credits Young as being one of the main factors behind a successful fall semester for SGA at OSU-OKC.

“Christina literally puts half of OSU-OKC on her back,” Bravo said. “She is an amazing and talented person who cares about the students at OSU-OKC. I’m excited to see all the changes and advancements she will bring.”

PLC student Karina Chavez said she feels lucky to have “unconditional” support from Young.

“Without Christina I would have been lost this year,” Chavez said. “(She) brings a sense of direction for the students of OSU-OKC. She gives the students opportunities to grow and learn.

“She cares about our opinions and our feedback.”

Young is a 2011 graduate of the University of Oregon, where she earned degrees in political science and international studies. Prior to joining the OSU-OKC team, she taught elementary school for three years in Kuwait.

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For media inquiries:

Nick Trougakos, OSU-OKC – nick.trougakos@osuokc.edu – (405) 945-9196

About Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 40 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. More information is available at www.osuokc.edu.