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TRIO and Sponsored Research Staff


Clyde C. Wilson Jr., Ed.D.

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Director of TRIO and Sponsored Research Programs 

clyde.wilson@okstate.edu
405-744-5288
404 Scott Hall
Stillwater, OK  74078 

  • About Dr. Wilson

    Dr. Clyde C. Wilson Jr. is the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Diversity, Director of TRIO and Sponsored Research Program and Director of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Oklahoma State University. Wilson obtained his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He also holds a Master of Arts in International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration.  

     

    Wilson has held administrative positions at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina State University, and Bethune Cookman University. He has served on multiple committees and has received numerous awards and recognition for his contributions to those institutions. Within the McNair Community, he served on the Organizational Committee, which created the McNair Association of Professionals (MAP) organization and currently chairs the Governance Committee. In the greater TRIO Community, Wilson currently serves as the President of the Oklahoma Division of Student Assistance (ODSA) and sits on the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs Board. 

     

    Wilson is passionate about increasing opportunities for minoritized and marginalized students to engage in undergraduate research actively. He prides himself on his ability to inspire students to accomplish the unthinkable in their pursuits of life. As Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Wilson believes the work of the McNair Scholars will change the trajectory of their life through the experiences afforded to them.  

     

    In his free time, Wilson can be found hanging out with his family, picking up new hobbies, and sitting back, taking in life as it may come.

  

Jeana Duncan

Administrative Assistant
jeana.duncan@okstate.edu

405-744-5335
406 Scott Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

  • About Jeanna Duncan

    Jeana Duncan received her B.S. degree in Political Science in 1988 from Oklahoma State University. She began working at OSU in August 1990 for the English Language Institute as a Unit Assistant. Over the years, Jeana was promoted to Administrative Assistant. She welcomed thousands of international students to Stillwater and the OSU campus for over 28 years. As a result of being the first point of contact for international students, Jeana has made numerous lasting friendships with people worldwide.


    In June 2018, Jeana transferred to the Diversity Academic Support/TRIO Programs department within the Division of Institutional Diversity. She is the Administrative Assistant for Dr. Jovette Dew, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Diversity, and Director of Diversity Academic Support and Office of Multicultural Affairs.

    Jeana assists with HR and financial-related matters for DAS (ILP and RISE), TRIO Programs (Student Support Services, Upward Bound, Talent Search, and McNair Scholars), and OK-LSAMP. She also provides administrative support to the Division of Institutional Diversity (VPID) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) staff as needed.

    One of Jeana’s goals is to represent the Division (VPID/DAS/TRIO/OK-LSAMP/OMA) with the utmost integrity. She strives to remain positive and supportive of her colleagues and the students in the various programs within the Division.

    Throughout the years, Jeana has attended many cultural and diversity events on the OSU campus and in the Stillwater community. She truly values the knowledge and experience gained from cultural enrichment opportunities and activities while at OSU. Her 30-year dedication to supporting diversity at OSU speaks for itself!

 

Nicole Stevenson

Assistant Director of McNair Scholars Program

403 Scott Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

  • About Nicole Stevenson

    Nicole Stevenson is the Assistant Director of the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Scholars Program at Oklahoma State University. Nicole has a Master’s in Human Development and Family Science from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor’s in Kinesiological Sciences from the University of Maryland at College Park. Nicole has experience providing both community and educational resources to diverse populations. As a McNair alum, Nicole is passionate about helping students reach their full potential by pursuing higher education. The McNair Scholars Program has opened numerous doors for students over the years, and it is exciting to witness current students access similar opportunities. One of Nicole’s favorite quotes is, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”--Wayne Gretzky. Nicole enjoys painting on canvas, art, spending time with family/friends, and watching action movies.

 

Jesus Raygosa, M.S.

Student Support Services Director

429 Scott Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

  • About Jesus Raygosa

    Jesus Raygosa is the Director for the TRIO Student Support Services program and has held this position since December of 2010. He is a graduate of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Sociology and Education. He is a proud alumnus of the TRIO Ronald McNair Scholars program. Jesus understands the obstacles that first-generation students face as he was the first one in his immediate family to attend college. The favorite part of his job is having the opportunity to help guide students through the many roads of their educational journey. Nothing is more rewarding to him than seeing students grow as they find direction for their dreams and aspirations. In his free time, Jesus enjoys serving his fraternity, spending time with family, attending comedy shows, playing sports, and rooting for the Houston Rockets.

 

Justin Morris

Student Support Services Coordinator

428 Scott Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

  • About Justin Morris

    Justin Morris is a Coordinator for the OSU Student Support Services TRIO program. He has been with OSU since January of 2005. During this time, he has worked with first-generation students on both the pre-college and college levels. Justin was born and raised in Stillwater. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University. Before holding his current position, Justin worked at Integris Mental Health with youth who needed assistance in coping with various life circumstances. Some of Justin’s other interests include spending time with his family, listening to music, and road trips.  

 

Libby Adjei, Ed.D.

Upward Bound, Director

428 Scott Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

 

  • About Libby Adjei

    Dr. Adjei has over a decade of experience in education as an educator in public schools and higher education. She obtained an Oklahoma State license to become a certified Social Studies Teacher in Secondary Education. Additionally, Dr. Adjei has acquired an Oklahoma State License to become a Certified Secondary School Administrator. For the past ten years, Dr. Ajei has held positions as a Principal/Superintendent, Director of Diversity Outreach Programs at Tulsa Community College, Community Organizer for the Carrera Program at Union Public Schools, a Gear Up Coordinator for OSU-Tulsa. Dr. Adjei has a heart for students, and she is delighted to have the opportunity to hold the position as the Director for Upward Bound.

 

Chloe Cavins

Upward Bound, Coordinator

420 Scott Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

  • About Chloe Cavins

    Chloe Cavins is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University, earning her bachelor's degree in Sociology with. a focus in Social Services and a minor in American Sign Language. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Family and Community Services at Oklahoma State University. Chloe has volunteered with numerous non-profit organizations over the years, such as the Oklahoma WONDERtorium and CASA for Kids. This past summer, she worked as a Resident Instructor with Upward Bound. This sparked a passion for the Upward Bound program and the students it serves. Chloe is excited to hold the position of  Academic Coordinator for Upward Bound.

 

Nicolas Gordon

Talent Search, Director

423 Scott Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

  • About Nicholas Gordon

    Nick Gordon is the Director of Oklahoma State University Talent Search. As an alumnus of Upward Bound and Talent Search, he is very passionate about TRiO Programs and the transformative power they can have for their students. Nick has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Wichita State University. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and playing sports.

 

Bethany Halcomb

Talent Search, Coordinator

421 Scott Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

  • About Bethany Halcomb

    Bethany Halcomb currently serves as the Academic Coordinator with Talent Search. She is passionate about the impact of education and helping students. She received her BA in Communication at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Bethany started in September 2019, after receiving her master's in Student Affairs and Higher Education at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. Bethany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, helping others, and traveling. 

 

Brenda Morales, M.S.

OK-LSAMP, Director

430 Scott Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

  • About Brenda Morales

    Brenda received her B.S. degree from the University of Texas Pan-American, which led her to Oklahoma State University through a National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF - REU).  In Fall 2002, she made Oklahoma State University her choose to pursue a Master of Science degree in Psychology.  She became Director of the OK-LSAMP program and the Bridge to the Doctorate program in 2016. The OK-LSAMP program is a consortium of 12 Oklahoma colleges and universities. Brenda oversees the day-to-day and long-term activities associated with the NSF OK-LSAMP and Bridge to the Doctorate grants.  In her free time, she enjoys time with family and friends, traveling, music, and the outdoors.

 

Darlene Croci

OK-LSAMP Grant Coordinator

401 Scott Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078

  • About Darlene Croci

    Darlene Croci is the Grant Coordinator with Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP). She supports OK-LSAMP scholars in their endeavors to conduct research and present that research at professional conferences. Darlene received a Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences from Oklahoma State University. She enjoys creating textile and fiber arts in her free time. 

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