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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 has been working at Oklahoma City University since 2012. She worked in the Dean's Suite until July 2018 and currently is the Assistant to the Director of the Executive and Professional Education Center. Trudi earned an Associates's degree in Communications in 2009.