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Randy Macon, Ph.D.

Randy Macon, Ph.D.

Randy Macon, Ph.D.,
Nonprofit Leadership
Nonprofit Leadership


A native Oklahoman, Dr. Randy K. Macon attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned both a master’s degree and a doctorate. As part of his graduate work focused on program evaluation and research in the nonprofit sector, Randy co-authored several technical reports and presented original research at the national meeting of the American Educational Research Association. His master’s thesis Volunteer Engagement: Role Identity and Intent to Leave was published in 2011. Randy’s doctoral dissertation Feeding Hope Through Tulsa’s Philanthropic Community received committee approval in June 2014.

For more than a decade, Randy has served in a variety of professional capacities, gaining hands-on experience in almost every area of philanthropy. Randy now works to advance the nonprofit sector by educating our next generation of leaders. Highlights of his career include:

  • Program Director and Professor, Oklahoma City University
  • Chief Operations Officer, Foundation Management, Inc.
  • Executive Director, Communities Foundation of Oklahoma
  • Vice President of Research, Initiatives, and Community Investment, United Way of Central Oklahoma
  • Program Associate, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Associate, Samson Investment Company

A champion of education, Randy worked as part of the community team that brought Teach for America to Oklahoma in 2009 and also served on the initial steering committee for the Any Given Child Tulsa collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Randy is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class 25, Leadership Tulsa Class 40, and was named as one of the 2012 Achievers Under 40 by The Journal Record.