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Meet Our Staff

The executive and professional education staff is dedicated to providing our professional students every opportunity to reach their goals at the Meinders School of Business. We’ll help you with program information and selection, enrollment and payment options, and be an advocate for your success.

Melissa Cory

Melissa Cory is the Director of Communications and the Executive and Professional Education Center for the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University. Prior to joining OKCU in 2005, she served as a Project Manager at Eateries, Inc. a national restaurant chain operating under the names Garfield’s Restaurant & Pub, Pepperoni Grill Italian Bistros and Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant with revenues of $100 million per year. She has experience in the oil & gas industry and working with ISO 9001 certified companies. Melissa is a Certified Executive Coach and Authentic Leadership Instructor through CDR Assessment Group, participates in civic activities, the running community and is a 40 Under 40 Award Recipient. Melissa is a member of the Project Management Institute, Association of Fundraising Professionals and holds a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Trudi Cunningham

Trudi Cunningham brings 10 years of experience in higher education. She has worked in the Executive and Professional Education department at Oklahoma City University (OCU) for the past 18 months. The previous six years, Trudi was building manager and worked with faculty and students in the Dean’s office at Meinders School of Business. She enjoys volunteering for Junior Achievement helping with JA For A Day, going into low income public schools and teaching kindergarten – 5th grade about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. Prior to joining OCU, she spent five years at University of Phoenix, where she earned her associate’s degree in Communication. Trudi is an advocate for the disabled and elderly and has a caregiving business where she is afforded time to care for those in need. In her spare time, international travel is what she loves to do. Trudi has visited Greece and beautiful Greek islands, Tahiti, Bora Bora, and this past summer Croatia and Slovenia.