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About OU Outreach

The University of Oklahoma Outreach is a lifelong learning organization dedicated to helping individuals, businesses, groups, and communities transform themselves through knowledge.

Nationally recognized for its pioneering efforts in continuing education, University Outreach extends the educational resources of the University of Oklahoma on campus, online, and at locations around the world.

Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education (OCCE)

In 1957, Dr. Thurman J. White secured one of 12 grants given by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for creating university-based residential conference centers around the world. The grant, the largest the university had received to date, was used to build the Thurman J. White Forum and other structures that collectively formed the Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education (OCCE). The Association for Continuing Higher Education and the International Association of Continuing Education Hall of Fame are housed on the OCCE campus.

Outreach Support Services

Business and Accounting Operations
This department oversees all budgets, bookeeping and purchasing for the various programs in Outreach.

ConferencePros - Event Planners
By providing conference, meeting, and event planning services, ConferencePros aids local, regional, national, and international agencies and organizations develop and conduct conferences that meet the specific needs of their clientele.

Contract Administration
The Contract Administration office provides customer service oriented legal compliance and grant and contract administration support to all of the departments to the organization.

Duplicating and Postal Services
Available for professional or personal projects, Duplicating and Postal Services is a full-service copy shop offering duplicating, collating, binding, labeling, bulk mail preparation, and FAX services. The Postal Services area meters and distributes mail and provides such services as Express, Registered, Insured, and Certified Mail.

Outreach Forum Conference Services
Forum and Conference Services provides complete management services in planning and executing successful conferences or events for Outreach programs, OU and local non-OU events. These events may take place in the OU’s Thurman J. White Forum building, or in the venue of your choice.

Human Resources
The HR department is responsible for managing the overall human resources operation for University Outreach. We work with staff, supervisors, Directors, and main campus HR concerning a variety of HR issues (i.e., employee relations, compensation, workforce planning, learning, and development, etc.). Oversees and approves all job listings and personnel actions while serving as a liaison with main campus offices including legal counsel and Provost's office related to personnel issues. Ensures that hiring procedures and all OU, state and grant procedures are followed.

Outreach Information Technology
Outreach Information Technology offers a complete range of IT support for the various programs and degrees offered through Outreach including hardware and software support, networking, database management, custom application development and web services.

Marketing and Communication
Outreach marketing efforts include fall and spring advertising campaigns and providing marketing assistance to Outreach program units. Marketing and Communication manages the Outreach website and coordinates other online promotion and produces the annual report, advertising and newsletters for various audiences, and other publications and promotional materials.

Registration and Records
This department provides centralized admission, registration, fee collection, and record-keeping services for participants in credit and noncredit activities offered through University Outreach.

Sponsored Programs
Outreach Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides sponsored programs administration and compliance assurance services throughout the life cycle of University Outreach’s externally funded grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The department is responsible for monitoring training, technical assistance, instruction, and applied research expenditures ranging from approximately $50 to $70M per year.

Training and Research Center
The OU CCE Training and Research Center (TRC) is a full-support service center that provides goods and specialized services to internal University departments. TRC provides personalized solutions to meet customers’ diverse requirements. Services include providing space, facility and fiscal management, technology support, and equipment to meet the specific needs of each customer.

Video and Media Services
Serving private and public sector clients throughout the United States, Outreach Video and Media Services provides a full service studio and HD field productions. In addition, digital editing, audio recording and mastering, transcription, closed captioning, satellite services, webinars, live streaming, and electronic media are available through this unit.