Oklahoma City Community College

Office of the President

Lemuel Bardegues Mr. Lemuel Bardeguez, Vice President for Community Development

Mr. Lemuel Bardeguez is the Vice President for Community Development. In his capacity as Vice President, he oversees five of OCCC’s Divisions: Cultural Programs, Recreation and Fitness, Community Outreach and Education, and Career Transitions.

Mr. Bardeguez is the President for the Oklahoma Presenters Network, the state’s consortium of performing arts presenters, the Vice-Chair of the Southwest Performing Arts Presenters (SWAPAP) consortium, and serves on the board of directors of the Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma. Prior to arriving at Oklahoma City Community College, Mr. Bardeguez served as the Oklahoma Arts Council Program Director for Community Arts and graduated from the agency's Leadership Arts program.  He has also served as an expert panelist for a number of State Arts Agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is also an accomplished classical saxophonist and music educator. He has served on the music faculties of Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma City University. Mr. Bardeguez holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Greg Gardner

Mr. Greg Gardner, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mr. Greg Gardner came to Oklahoma City Community College in June, 2008, and currently serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Before serving in his current position, he served as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2008-2017. In addition, he served as the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2016-2017.

Prior to his time at OCCC, he served in many administrative capacities at Murray State College in Tishomingo, OK. Mr. Gardner also has a number of years of experience in the classroom at several colleges.

Cynthia Gary

Ms. Cynthia Gary, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Cynthia Gary came to Oklahoma City Community College in 2004, and currently serves as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Bursar. Before serving in her current positions, she served as Acting Bursar from 2011-2012 and Purchasing and Finance Analyst from 2004-2011.

Ms. Gary is a graduate of the inaugural Leadership OCCC class (2008-2009). She holds an associate degree from Southwestern Illinois College (formerly Belleville Junior College), a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Guam, and an MBA from Southern Nazarene University.

Marlene Shugart

Dr. Marlene Landini, J.D., Executive Vice President

Dr. Marlene Landini came to Oklahoma City Community College in September, 2009, and currently serves as Executive Vice President. Before serving in her current position, she served as the Chief of Staff from 2016-2018, Acting Vice President for Administrative Services from 2015-2016 and served as the OCCC Director of Emergency Planning and Risk Management from 2013-2015.  From 2010-2013, she served as the OCCC Aquatic Specialist, and the OCCC Health and Fitness Specialist.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.

Jennifer McCollum

Ms. Jennifer McCollum, APR, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Ms. Jennifer McCollum, APR, graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in political science and speech communication. She has nearly 30 years experience in public relations and advocacy on behalf of local, state and federal agencies. She joined OCCC in 2019, and oversees all marketing and public relations activities for the college as well as printing services. 

Ms. Danita Rose

Ms. Danita Rose, Chief of Staff

Ms. Danita Rose began her professional career in banking in 1983. In 1997 she conceived, founded and became the President and CEO of Strategic Advantage, a management consulting firm where she specialized in business development, management training and restructuring, human resource compliance, strategic facilitation, executive coaching, conflict and harassment investigations and mediation, and accepted a variety of speaking engagements. In 2004 Danita joined the staff of Advantage Bank and served on the executive management team during her career there and retired as the Bank’s President and CFO upon the sale of the Bank in late 2019. Danita joined OCCC as the Executive Director of Enterprise Services in July of 2019 and then accepted the position of Chief of Staff on October 1st of the same year.

She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, a Master’s Degree in Management.

Chris Snow

Mr. Chris Snow, Executive Director of Facilities Management

Mr. Chris Snow came to Oklahoma City Community College in June of 1987 and currently serves as the Executive Director of Facilities Management. In his leadership role as the Executive Director of Facilities Management, Mr. Snow is responsible for Facilities Management Administration, Building Maintenance and Operations, Building and Campus Services, Material Control and Energy Management. He also provides leadership in support of capital improvement projects conducted by OCCC. In his tenure at OCCC, Mr. Snow served as the Building Services Assistant, Aquatic Maintenance Mechanic, Building Maintenance and Operations Supervisor, Assistant Director of Facilities Management and Director of Facilities Management. Mr. Snow has also held numerous positions in support of the State, Regional and International Chapters of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA).  

He holds an Associate of Arts in Diversified Studies from Oklahoma City Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration with Honors from the University of Central Oklahoma. He also achieved his Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential in 2010.

Regina Switzer


Dr. Regina Switzer, Vice President for Human Resources

Dr. Regina Switzer came to Oklahoma City Community College in May, 2013, and currently serves as the Vice President for Human Resources. In her tenure at OCCC, she has served as the Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator. Prior to coming to OCCC, she served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General, for five years. Prior to that, during her 14 years with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, she held the positions of Assistant Director of the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program and Associate General Counsel.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Dr. Jeremy L. Thomas Dr. Jeremy L. Thomas, Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Jeremy Thomas came to Oklahoma City Community College in July 2018 and currently serves as Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Thomas has more than 19 years of experience in higher education. He has held leadership positions in academic advising, campus recreation, educational partnerships, enrollment management, recruiting, and student organizations.

Prior to joining OCCC, he served in many administrative and instructional roles in Texas and Louisiana, including positions at Blinn College, Angelina College, College of the Mainland, and Northwestern State University.

Dr. Thomas has memberships and held offices in multiple state and national organizations. He has been a keynote speaker and presenter at numerous state, national, and international conferences.

Dr. Thomas holds Associate of Arts in Music degrees from Northeast Texas Community College and Trinity Valley Community College, Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Northwestern State University, a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University, and a Doctor of Education in Developmental Education with a concentration in Student Development from Grambling State University.


Tim Whisenhunt

Mr. Tim Whisenhunt, Interim Vice President for Information and Instructional Technology Services

Mr. Tim Whisenhunt came to Oklahoma City Community College in 1994, and currently serves as Interim Vice President for Information and Instructional Technology. Before serving in his current position, he served as Director of Technology Support Services, Coordinator of Instructional Video Services, and Videographer.

Mr. Whisenhunt holds an associate degree from Murray State College and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and biology from East Central University.