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CLS Welcomes New Coordinator of Partnerships and Program Development

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CLS welcomes Jennifer Mayes as its new Coordinator of Partnerships and Program Development in the Academic Programs department at CLS. Mayes works closely with Associate Dean, Martha Banz, and Director of Academic Programs, Kathryne Roden, with program and curriculum development and assessment. She is currently developing and designing online courses for CLS in partnership with the OU College of Law for their new Master of Legal Studies Energy program. In addition to her assessment duties, Mayes works with internal and external CLS partners providing instructional design and curriculum development support for online courses.

Originally from DeSoto, Texas, Mayes graduated from OU with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Human Relations. Before coming to CLS, she worked in Outreach Sponsored Programs for eight years as a grants specialist in knowledge management and assisted with in-person training for OU staff in the Outreach Center for Leadership Excellence.

“I like being able to learn and apply new ideas and best practices. The collaborations with other areas also create an opportunity for me to meet and work with new people, which I love,” she said. “There are several great projects in the works, and each of them has its own specific deadlines, so some of my biggest challenges are the competing priorities. It can be tough, but I really love the broad range of topics.”

In addition to her new CLS job duties, Mayes is active in the Oklahoma City alumni chapter of the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, having served as the vice president of chapter operations and president.

The College of Liberal Studies is a fully accredited academic unit of the University of Oklahoma, offering 100% online, hybrid and onsite bachelor's and master's degrees for working adults and non-traditional students.

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