Oklahoma City Community College

Office of the President

Greg Gardner

Mr. Greg Gardner, Executive Vice President

Mr. Greg Gardner came to Oklahoma City Community College in June, 2008, and currently serves as Executive Vice President. 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, Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Cynthia Gary came to Oklahoma City Community College in 2004, and currently serves as 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., Vice President for Government and Community Affairs

Dr. Marlene Landini came to Oklahoma City Community College in September, 2009, and currently serves as Vice President for Government and Community Affairs. 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.

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, Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Jeremy Thomas came to Oklahoma City Community College in July 2018 and currently serves as Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Thomas has more than 21 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, 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.

Erick Worrell

Mr. Erick Worrell, Executive Director for Marketing and Public Relations

“Named one of Oklahoma’s Achievers Under 40 in 2019, and the Young Advertising Professional of the Year in 2016, Erick Worrell is an award-winning copywriter, account director and business developer, with agency and leadership experience at Ghost, Saxum, Staplegun and New West Group. He has built effective campaign messages and strategies for nonprofits, municipalities, state governments, healthcare organizations, energy companies, member associations and small businesses. In 2020, Erick received more ADDYs for client campaigns he wrote, built or directed than any other agency or individual in Oklahoma (40).

After working with educational clients including major universities, public school districts, early childhood education programs and charter schools, and after mentoring hundreds of students in the communications business, Erick accepted a position as Executive Director of Marketing & PR for Oklahoma City Community College, where he oversees the college’s communications team, creative voice and campaigns.

A graduate of Oklahoma City University with degrees in advertising and public relations, Erick is an alumni of Leadership Oklahoma (Class 32), LOYAL (Class 12) and is a member of Leadership Oklahoma City (Class 39). He regularly judges others in his personal life, so it's only appropriate he's often been asked to judge marketing awards including AMA Nebraska and AMA Houston, and student work for colleges and technical schools.

Erick is often asked to write about himself in third-person. It makes him uncomfortable.