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Transfer Admissions Counselors

Learn more about us below! And don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with us in our Weekly Transfer Open Zoom Rooms.

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Christopher Kiefer

Assistant Director of Transfer and Military Admissions
Phone: (405) 208-5655 (call or text)
Territory: Transfer students (nonperforming arts majors), Students with military educational benefits, and RN-BSN students.

I grew up in OKC, and I have worked in admissions at OCU since 2015. What I love about OCU is the role it has played in the life of the city and state, but my favorite part is how much our university community pursues great things while also caring about each other. I am from a military family and from a family with healthcare workers, so it is a great privilege to assist veterans and their families as well as our nursing students. I also enjoy books, museums, and movies and am currently pursuing my Master of Science in Accounting with the OCU Meinders School of Business. Navigating the transfer and VA processes can be complicated, and my goal is to be a resource for you from start to finish!

My Advice: "Be curious, and ask your questions. Think about what you want to study, where you want to learn, who you want to learn from, and what you want your education to do for you after graduation. Then, run all of that by your advisors, professors, financial aid counselor, friends, and family. Don’t be a backseat driver in your education, but don’t miss out or make needless mistakes just because you never asked!"

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Lesli Welch

DFW Regional Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: (405) 208-5292 (call or text)
Territory: Performing Arts Transfer Students

Lesli Welch is starting her third year at OCU and loves working with students as they follow their dreams and passions. She works students from Texas (minus Houston) – both first year students and performing arts transfer students. Prior to coming to OCU, Lesli serviced for 13 years as a High School Teacher and Administrator in Texas. One of her favorite subjects to teach was College Success which provided her with many opportunities to help students determine their career goals and develop a plan to achieve those goals. Lesli loves theatre, traveling, and everything Disney!

My Advice: “Get to know your Admissions Counselor! This person is a vital resource during your college search. Not only can they help you learn more about their university, but they will also support you through the admissions process and recommend you for scholarships. Be sure to schedule some time to connect with them. They are here to help you!”

Schedule a time to meet with Lesli

Schedule a time to meet with Christopher

Schedule a time to meet with Lesli