Academic Counselor, Advanced Programs
As an Academic Counselor, Laura responds to inquiries about graduate education and advises graduate students regarding administrative degree requirements. Maintaining collaborative working relationships with academic departments and administrative offices across campus, she monitors students’ progress toward degree completion, evaluates their academic needs, and provides applicable recommendations. Laura has special interests in information management and delivery, serves on the Graduate College web committee, is a proud founding member of the Graduate College Marching Kazoo Band, and seeks opportunities to further develop services for our students. Laura joined the Graduate College in 2006, following more than ten years of service at the University of Oklahoma that included positions with OU Law Center and University Libraries, and now updates and maintains records for graduate students pursuing degrees at Advanced Programs’ sites in Europe.
Laura led the gypsy life of an “Air Force Brat” in her youth, but has long since settled her roots in the red earth of Oklahoma. When she’s not working for the Graduate College, you might find her playing in the dirt amidst her perennials and culinary herbs, or wrangling one of her kites in the Oklahoma wind.