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


Lesley Black
Associate Director, Student Development

Lesley recently joined the OCU Student Affairs staff after spending 11 years in higher education at the University of Georgia and the University of Mississippi. Lesley will serve as an advisor for the OCULeads program and the Student Senate. She will also serve as a student conduct administrator and a member of the campus Title IX team. She will plan campus leadership events such as the Star Summit for Student Leadership and will develop and implement additional leadership programs. Additionally, Lesley will assist the Dean of Students with strategic planning initiatives and will coordinate updates to the Student Affairs website.  

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.  

janey_webJaney Illgen 
Junior Advisor
Hometown: Yukon, OK
Major: Instrumental Music Education
"If I were any fruit, I’d be an apple, because I’m good at falling out of trees."

Janey Illgen is currently a junior at OCU studying Instrumental Music Education. She serves as an advisor for the President’s Leadership Class, works as a Residential Assistant, assists as a Coordinator for the New Student Orientation programming, problem solves as a member of the Center for Student Leadership Advisory Committee, and performs as an active member in both the OCU Wind Philharmonic and OCU Symphony Orchestra.

Janey graduated from Yukon High School in 2011 with honors as a Valedictorian, and presided over both Yukon’s National Honor Society and Band Council.

Outside of OCU, Janey co-founded Prism, a women’s fellowship group, and volunteers her time at Frontline Community Church where she serves as a door greeter and Serve Crew member.

MaryAnn-webMaryAnn Grover
Sophomore Advisor for OCULeads
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Major: Economics & Finance
"I would have dinner with Henry David Thoreau because he is my favorite writer and was very impactful and intentional in his writing. His thoughts on Civil Disobedience have influenced many important historical figures, including Martin Luther King Jr, so I believe it would interesting to pick his brain about things of that sort."

MaryAnn Grover is a Sophomore Economics and Finance major at Oklahoma City University. She also has both a History and Spanish minor. An Oklahoma City native, MaryAnn graduated from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in 2012.

At OCU, MaryAnn served at the Director of External Relations for the Student Government Association during the 2012-2013 school year, and now serves as a Sophomore-At-Large Senator and Student Union Commissioner for the organization. She also serves on the Center for Student Leadership Student Advisory Board and was a member of the OCULeads Class of 2013.

MaryAnn is also active in the OCU Student Ethics Consortium, the Young Democrats of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature.

MaryAnn is very excited to work with the OCULeads Class of 2014 to make this year great!

Graham-webGraham Hudson
Sophomore Advisor for OCULeads
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Major: Acting
"If I had dinner with someone real or fictional past or present it would probably be Jesus. Not just for the insightful comments and awe inspiring graciousness he possessed, but imagine all the free fish and holy wine."

Graham Hudson is the youngest of three sons, born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he attended Putnam City High School for three years and graduated in 2012 from the Public Academy for Performing Arts. Graham is currently a Sophomore at Oklahoma City University in the OCU Theatre program working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting. 

Along with performing in OCU Theatre's exciting season of shows, including the upcoming And Then They Came for Me, Graham also is an active member in Lambda Chi Alpha, the oldest Greek Fraternity on campus, the New Student Orientation Leaders, and OCU Honors Program. Graham is looking forward his Sophomore year to helping advise the OCULeads class alongside the wonderful MaryAnn Grover and the rest of OCULeads advisement staff.