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Dean of Students Office
Room 257, McDaniel University Center
Phone: (405) 208-7909
Twitter: @OCULeads


Lesley Black
Associate Dean of Students

Lesley joined the OCU Student Affairs staff in 2013 after spending eleven (11) years in higher education at the University of Georgia and the University of Mississippi. Lesley serves as the University's Chief Student Conduct Officer and a member of the campus Title IX and BIT (Behavior Intervention) teams. She also serves as an advisor for the OCULeads program, the Student Government Association Student Senate, and Student Court.

She oversees campus leadership events such as the Star Summit for Student Leadership and works with the Assistant Director of Student Development to develop and implement additional leadership programs. Additionally, Lesley works in conjunction with the Vice President for Student Affairs to develop strategic planning initiatives for the Division.  

Lesley received her Masters degree in Education from the University of Georgia in 2002 and completed her undergraduate degree in History and Physical Education at Hendrix College in 2001. 

Levi J. Harrel
Assistant Director of Student Development

Levi joined the OCU Student Affairs staff in 2015 after spending five (5) years in higher education at The Ohio State University and Ohio Wesleyan University. 

Levi received his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2010 and received his Master’s Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2012.

Levi advises the Panhellenic Council, manages Parent & Family Services, oversees FIRST and Star Volunteers, and serves as a Student Conduct Hearing Officer.  Levi is a member of the campus Title IX Resource Team and facilitates campus Bystander Intervention trainings.  Levi also works closely with campus civic engagement  and student leadership initiatives.