Vanessa has been a member of the USAO staff since January 2009, starting as the administrative assistant for the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business divisions. She worked in the Academic Affairs office for nearly ten years before moving to the President’s office in 2019. As part of her duties with the President, she also serves as secretary to the USAO Board of Regents.
In 2011, Vanessa received the USAO Regents Staff Achievement Award for the first quarter. She is an active member of the USAO Staff Association and serves on numerous committees. She is also an active volunteer who helps with Drover Difference Day, Read Across America, and Chickasha’s very own Festival of Light.
Vanessa earned her applied associates degree in 2008 from Oklahoma City Community College. She was the recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence and listed on the President’s Honor Roll six semesters at OCCC.