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Meet the Staff

Recruiters

Colin Picture Colin Layne
Admissions Outreach Advisor
colin.a.layne@occc.edu

Office Phone:
405.682.1611 ext. 7449

Education:
B.A., University of Oklahoma 

What makes OCCC a great place: OCCC is an inviting and personable environment to pursue higher education and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with students to help them set, work toward and reach their goals. 

Colin's Region and Schools
Region 1 NW:
ASTEC High School
Classen SAS
El Reno
Emerson North
John Marshall
Northwest Classen
Oklahoma Comm. Christian School
Putnam Academy
Putnam City
Putnam City North
Putnam City West
Piedmont
Yukon
Deer Creek

Xavier Jackson 

Xavier Jackson
Admissions Outreach Advisor
xavier.s.jackson@occc.edu
Office Phone:
405.682.7515

Education: 
B.A., Unversity of Central Oklahoma

What I love about working at OCCC: OCCC’s greatest asset is the diversity of it students, faculty, and staff. The collaboration of peoples from many different backgrounds adds to the educational climate here.

Xaiver's Region and Schools
Region 2 NE:
Edmond Memorial High School
Edmond North High School
Edmond Santa Fe High School
Guthrie Senior High School
Harrah High School
Jones High School
Bishop McGuinness High School
Classen SAS
Crooked Oak High School
Millwood High School
Northeast Academy
Star Spencer High School
Dove Science Academy
Harding Charter
Harding Fine Arts Academy
Epic Charter School
Choctaw High School
Luther High School

 Julian's picture Julian Ortiz
Admissions Outreach Advisor
julian.ortiz@occc.edu

Office Phone:
405.682.1611 ext. 7609

Education:
B.A., Wichita State University
A.A., Garden City Community College

What makes OCCC a great place: The diverse programs OCCC offers, which can transfer to 4-year universities.

Julian's Region and Schools
Region 3 SW:
Blanchard
Bridge Creek
Capitol Hill
Douglass
Emerson South
Mount St. Mary
Mustang
Western Heights
Westmoore
U.S Grant
Yukon
Tuttle

 Royce Liston Royce Liston
Coordinator of Recruitment
rliston@occc.edu

Office Phone:
405.682.7516

Education:
B.A., University of Oklahoma
A.A., Oklahoma City Community College
A.A., Oklahoma City Community College

What I loved about being a student at OCCC:  When I was a student at OCCC, I most enjoyed being myself. The student body at OCCC has students from different backgrounds which creates an environment that encourages interaction and a healthy exchange of ideas.

Royce's Region and Schools
Region 4 SE:
Community Christian (Norman)
Little Axe
Mid-Del Schools
Moore
Noble
Norman
Norman North
Purcell
Santa Fe South
Shawnee
Southeast
Southmoore
Shawnee
Washington

Admissions Officers

 

Christopher Billing

Christopher Billing
Admissions Outreach Advisor
christopher.c.billing@occc.edu

Office Phone                                                                       
405.682.7514

Education:
B.F.A., University of Oklahoma

What makes OCCC a great place:  OCCC cares about its students, faculty, and staff.





   

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Benjamin Thomas                                                                       
Admissions Outreach Advisor
benjamin.j.thomas@occc.edu

Office Phone:
405.682.1611 ext. 7378

Education:
M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma
B.A., University of Oklahoma

What makes OCCC a great place: OCCC has an atmosphere that inspires excellence in academics while serving a diverse community.

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Nisha Desai
Admissions Outreach Advisor
nisha.m.desai@occc.edu

Office Phone
405.682.1611 ext. 7683

Education:
B.A., University of Oklahoma 

What makes OCCC a great place: I love helping students begin their journey to a fulfilling future.

Assistants

 

   
Octa photo Octa Gillen                                                                                                   
Admissions Intake Assistant                                                     
octa.m.gillen@occc.edu

Office Phone                                                                                           
405.682.7518

What makes OCCC a great place: The positive environment, staff and faculty, objectives and the students we serve!

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Becky Kraetzer                                                                             
Admissions Intake Assistant
rebecca.a.kraetzer@occc.edu

Education:
A.S., OCCC

Office Phone
405.682.1611 ext. 7654

What makes OCCC a great place: I enjoy the atmosphere and feeling like I am a part of something larger that is making a difference.  I also like that my job challenges me every day in different ways.

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Rachael Hoover
Admissions Intake Assistant
rachael.m.hoover@occc.edu

Education:
B.A., University of Central Oklahoma
A.A., Rose State College

Office Phone
405.682-1611 ext.7683

What makes OCCC a great place: Welcoming the new students and helping them find their way!

Leadership

 
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Michael Hoggatt
Director of Recruitment & Admissions
michael.d.hoggatt@occc.edu
Office Phone    
405.682.1611 ext. 7743                                                                      
Education:
M.H.R, University of Oklahoma
B.A.,  University of Oklahoma

What makes OCCC a great place: The people; everyone who works here is very warm and helpful.

Alexa Mashlan

Alexa Mashlan
Assistant Director of Admission-Development & Outreach
amashlan@occc.edu
Office Phone        
405.682.1611 ext. 7721                                                                           

Education:
M.A., California State University, Long Beach
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
A.A., El Camino College
A.S., El Camino College

What I love about working at OCCC: I love working with students who are the first generation in their families to attend college.

Jana Wade

Jana Wade, DSO
Coordinator of Community & Campus Recruitment Events
jana.l.wade@occc.edu
Office Phone                                                                              
405.682.1611 ext. 7725

Education:
B.A., University of Central Oklahoma

Tips on making the admissions process easier: Admission can be an easy process if you are prepared.  Make sure you fill out the application completely and accurately so that we can best assist you.

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Royce Liston
Coordinator of Recruitment
rliston@occc.edu

Office Phone:
405.682.7516

Education:
B.A., University of Oklahoma
A.A., Oklahoma City Community College
A.A., Oklahoma City Community College

What I loved about being a student at OCCC: When I was a student at OCCC, I most enjoyed being myself. The student body at OCCC has students from different backgrounds which creates an environment that encourages interaction and a healthy exchange of ideas.

International Admissions

 
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Spencer Hui-min Ryan
Director of International Recruitment and Admissions
sryan@occc.edu

Office Phone
405.682.7538

Education:                                                                                           
M.Ed., Oklahoma City University
B.A., Tamkang University

What makes OCCC a great place:  International students enrich the campus diversity with their cultural heritages. OCCC welcomes them with respect and makes them feel at home.

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Rod Wyrick
Coordinator of International Student Services
rwyrick@occc.edu
Office Phone
405.682.7884

Education:
M.Ed., Boston College
B.S., University of Oklahoma
Education Specialist, San Francisco State University

What I love about working at OCCC: Working with our diverse international student population.