Student Services

Dean of Students

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Nancy
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Hughes
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Phone Number: 
405-574-1330
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Nancy Hughes is the Dean of Students at USAO. She has been a part of the USAO staff since 2007. 

Nancy has more than 17 years of experience in the field of mental health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Tulsa and her Master of Science in Psychology from Memphis State University. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma in 1997. Her previous experience includes working with individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, abuse, self esteem issues and drug and alcohol related issues.

Nancy is a part of the Student Services team at USAO. The USAO Student Services Office is responsible for housing, career services, counseling services, disability services, health services, orientation, recreation, student development and security.

Campus Building: 
Student Center
Office Location: 
301

Sparks Hall Director

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Christina
Last Name: 
Thomas
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Phone Number: 
(405) 574-1311
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Campus Building: 
Sparks Hall
Office Location: 
Sparks Residence Hall Director's Office, First Floor

Director of Counseling, Disability & Career Services

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Catelyn
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Perry
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Phone Number: 
405-574-1326
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Catelyn Perry is from Altus, OK and is the Director of Counseling, Disability and Career Services at USAO. She became a part of the USAO staff in 2013.

Catelyn received her Associate of Arts in Psychology from Western Oklahoma State College in Altus, OK and Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Chemical and Alcohol Dependency Treatment from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK. She also received her Master of Education in Community Counseling from SWOSU.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma. Catelyn spent the first 2.5 years of her career working as a therapist at a group home for troubled teens in DHS custody. Her experience includes working with individuals with depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol related problems, severe emotional/ physical/sexual abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and mood disorders.

Sleeping, being with friends and family, quilting, being active in her church, and playing with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lola are some of the things she enjoys doing in her free time.

Catelyn is part of the Student Services department which is responsible for housing, career services, counseling services, disability services, health services, orientation, recreation, student development and security.

Campus Building: 
Student Center
Office Location: 
305

Academic Resource Counselor/Retention Officer

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Misty
Last Name: 
Steele
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Phone Number: 
405-574-1376
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Dr. Steele is an educational psychologist whose primary areas of interest include student success, academic behaviors, learning strategies, intrapersonal skills, motivation, and the undergraduate experience. She has published and presented on a variety of topics related to higher education.
In her current position, Dr. Steele collaborates with students and faculty to increase student academic success and enhance retention efforts. In conjunction with her role as Academic Resource Counselor/ University Retention, Dr. Steele teaches an IDS course on college achievement and learning management.
As an alum, Dr. Steele is a long-time dedicated member of the USAO community and is a fervent supporter of the university's unique mission. 

Education
B.S., Psychology with minor in Sociology, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 2006
M.S., Community Counseling, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 2009
Ph.D, Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 2013

 

Campus Building: 
Student Center
Office Location: 
304

Residence Life and Hall Director, Lawson Hall

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Brian
Last Name: 
Steele
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B.A. History, Sociology (Dec 2007) USAO

Phone Number: 
405-574-3603
Bio: 

Brian ("Bo") Steele is a native of Blanchard and graduated from BHS in 2003. Bo enjoys sports, reading and travel with his lovely wife, Misty who also works at USAO. 

Brian received his B.A. in History, Sociology (Dec 2007) from USAO.

Campus Building: 
Lawson Hall
Office Location: 
Resident Hall Director's Office, 2nd Floor

Administrative Assistant for Student Services

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Ashley
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Donald
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405-574-1278
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Campus Building: 
Student Center
Office Location: 
303

Director of Student Development & Assistant to the Dean

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Roland
Last Name: 
Nuñez
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Staff
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B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Applied Meteorology/Media Weather, 2010
M.A., Oklahoma State University, Educational Leadership and College Student Development, 2012

Phone Number: 
405-574-1378
Bio: 

Roland Nuñez is the Director of Student Development at USAO. He joined the USAO staff in June 2012.

After working for two years as a Resident Advisor then a Resident Director in his undergraduate career, he chose to pursue a Master's degree in Student Affairs. During this time, he worked as a Graduate Assistant at Oklahoma State University's Campus Life Programs.

Roland has many hobbies ranging from the sciences (aviation, meteorology, zoology) to the arts (theatre, writing, composing). He is a licensed pilot and a published author.

Campus Building: 
Student Center
Office Location: 
302
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Associate Dean of Students/Emergency Management & Campus Security Director/Director of Health Services

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Chris
Last Name: 
Basco
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M.Ed, Sports Administration, Northwestern State University Natchitoches, La

BA  Physical Education With Emphasis in Athletic Training, Fort Hays State University Hays, Ks

Phone Number: 
405-574-1331
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Chris Basco is the Associate Dean of Students and Director fo Health Services. He has been a member of the USAO staff since 2010.

Basco is a member of the Student Services department at USAO. The Student Services Office is responsible for housing, career services, counseling services, disability services, health services, orientation, recreation, student development and security.

Campus Building: 
Student Center
Office Location: 
Nobbs Wellness Center, 2nd floor

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