Advisory Board

Oklahoma GEAR UP Advisory Board

The Oklahoma GEAR UP Advisory Board brings advice and insight from the education field to the GEAR UP Leadership Team and helps the grant continue its successful mission. The advisory board is designed to build a bridge of communication, as well as create a forum for innovation and advocacy among higher education, public education, the business community, civic organizations and students. The education, business and community leaders from across the state have an influential role in helping prepare students for college.


Carol Alexander
Director, Scholarship and Grant Administration
Oklahoma’s Promise

Mike Anderson
Ada Public Schools

Tony Cortez
Account Executive

Sasha Giles
Parent Leadership Academy Team Member
Duncan Public Schools

Brenda Louthan
High School Counselor
Clinton Public Schools

Melissa Neal
Executive Director
Oklahoma College Assistance Program

DeAnn Mashburn
Assistant Superintendent
Tahlequah Public Schools

Liz McCraw
VP Student Affairs
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Maegan Walker
OnPoint Teacher
Skiatook Public Schools

Meeting Info

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