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Oklahoma Academic Advising Association

About OACADA

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Our Mission

Helping Advisors Become Their Best Since 1992

The purpose of the Oklahoma Academic Advising Association is to gain recognition for academic advising and to support the development and professional growth of academic advisors in higher education in Oklahoma. OACADA serves a constituency which includes academic advisors, counselors, faculty members, administrators, and others in academic and student affairs concerned with the intellectual, personal, and vocational needs of students. OACADA is the representative and advocate of academic advisors in both public and private institutions and is a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas.

The official bylaws were most recently updated June 3, 2019.

 

Steering Committee 

Kristal Soderstrom Junkens - President

Oklahoma State University
kristal.junkens@okstate.edu

President-Elect - Vacant (Position Description)

Chris Jeffries - Past President

University of Oklahoma
cjeffries@ou.edu

 

Cheryl Serna - Treasurer

Southern Nazarene University
cserna@mail.snu.edu

 

Krystle Dick - 2-Year Representative

Oklahoma State University OKC
kroot@osuokc.edu

 

Karen Davis - Regional Representative

University of Central Oklahoma
kdavis49@uco.edu

 

Megan Denney - Oklahoma Liaison to Region 7

University of Oklahoma
mdenney@ou.edu

 

Julia Carlo - Communications Chair

Northeastern State University
carloj@nsuok.edu

 

Brandy Gunter-Cox - Website Chair

University of Oklahoma
brandy.n.gunter@ou.edu

 

Vana Stevens - Member-at-Large

Oklahoma State University
vana.springer@okstate.edu

 

Tennent Emmons - Member-at-Large

University of Oklahoma
temmons@ou.edu

Jessie Youngblood - Secretary

University of Oklahoma
Jessie.Youngblood@ou.edu

 

Chris Borthick - OSHRE Liaison Coordinator

Oklahoma City Community College
Christopher.E.Borthick@occc.edu

 

Tami Barrett - Private Representative

University of Tulsa
tami-barrett@utulsa.edu

 

Matthew Grover - 4-Year Comprehensive Representative

University of Oklahoma
magrover@ou.edu

 

Holly Thomas - Professional Standards and Development Chair

University of Oklahoma
hthomas@ou.edu

 

Sarah Olzawski - Membership Chair

University of Oklahoma
solzawski@ou.edu

 

Tosha Stout - Member-at-Large

Connors State College
tosha.stout@connorsstate.edu

 

Kristen Queen - Member-at-Large

Oklahoma State University
kcannad@okstate.edu

 

Effective July 1, 2019, updated by-laws for the Oklahoma Academic Advising Association required that members register each fiscal year to maintain active status in OACADA.

Membership Types

Professional Memberships

A professional member is considered as inactive upon failure to submit annual registration and dues. Inactive members will be removed from all OACADA rosters after a one-year period of inactivity. At that time, they must register as a new member to rejoin.

Student Memberships

Student members will be removed from all OACADA rosters at the end of each academic year. They may re-register each year depending on their status as students.

Membership Dues and Privileges

Membership Dues

Membership runs from the date of submission of the official membership form & any related dues through June 30 of the following year.

Dues, effective July 2019:

New professional member: $15(will impact all members in July 2019, then only new members in July 2020)
Returning professional member: $10, returning member (will go into effect July 2020)
Student member: $0

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