Director of Cultural Programs
Lemuel Bardeguez performs the duties of General Manager of the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center and the Artistic Director of OCCC’s Touring Attractions program, the OCCC Performing Arts Series. Mr. Bardeguez has over twenty-five years’ combined experience in executive-level administration, market development, community arts, touring and presenting, community and economic development, arts administration, venue management, and performing arts. Before arriving at Oklahoma City Community College, Mr. Bardeguez served as the Oklahoma Arts Council Community Arts Program Director where he provided direction for the agency’s Community Arts and Touring Artists Roster Programs and provided technical assistance in grant writing, community arts programming, nonprofit board-development, and strategic planning.
Mr. Bardeguez is an accomplished classical saxophonist, orchestral and wind ensemble conductor, and music educator and holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has served on the faculties of Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK), Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK), Bethel Public Schools (Bethel, OK), and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (Milwaukee, WI). He is a graduate of the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Leadership Arts program (2009) and has served as an expert grants panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and various State Arts Agencies. Mr. Bardeguez has served on the board of directors of the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, the Central Oklahoma Workforce Innovation Board, and the Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma. He is a member of the Southwest Performing Arts Presenters (SWPAP) consortium and the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP).
As a Journeyman of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Mr. Farrell worked with Oklahoma City performing arts programs for over fifteen years. After four years in the Marine Corps, he returned to Oklahoma City to become Assistant Stage Manager for the Civic Center Music Hall. After the Civic Center reopened in 2001, Mr. Farrell was promoted to Operations Manager. In 2012 he began work part-time as a Stage Tech at OCCC, working productions in the Bruce Owen Theatre and assisting in the opening of the VPAC Theatre. He was hired in February, 2014 as Stage Manager, responsible for the VPAC and Bruce Owen Theatres.
Assistant Stage Manager
Ms. Gleichman has been a part of the Performing Arts in Oklahoma for over 20 years working alongside groups such as the OKC Philharmonic, OKC Ballet, OKC Repertory Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and many others. She has worked as the house carpenter and audio engineer at Rose State Performing Arts Theatre(Hudiburg Chevrolet Center) and the Civic Center Music Hall and has been part of the OCCC family since the end of 2013. As the Assistant Stage Manager she not only helps advance shows she also is the House Carpenter and an AV and lighting technician for the VPAC, Bruce Owen Theatre and wherever needed across campus. She has a Bachelor of Science in Instrumental Music Education from East Central University and has a certification in Information Technologies. Ms. Gleichman is responsible for the theatre technical needs of the VPAC and Bruce Owen Theatre’s.
Coordinator of Events & Educational Activities
Mr. Riley is responsible for Front of House and volunteer usher needs for the Visual and Performing Arts Center, and the Bruce Owen Theater. He also oversees scheduling and promoting Educational Activities for the Cultural Programs Department. Previously he worked for 34 years with The Hertz Corporation in various roles, from application development to project management. He is a recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award – Bronze Level. Mr. Riley attended San Diego State University, and is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Cultural Programs Administrative Coordinator
Connor carries out the Cultural Programs Departments accounting needs, policy and procedure guidance, office organization, and assists in Front End Management. His background includes 7 years of consumer and commercial banking. Utilizing his past experience, he is proficient in accounting and strategic planning. Before transferring departments, Connor worked in the Executive Offices and Human Resources at OCCC in a variety of roles.
Connor attended the University of Central Oklahoma majoring in Informational Computer Science and Business Accounting. He also serves as a member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard.