Contact Workforce & Economic Development

Contact Workforce & Economic Development

Workforce & Economic Development is physically located in the Donald W. Reynolds Technology Center. You can contact WFED by phone at 918-293-5160, fax at 918-293-4633, or email at edtc@okstate.edu.

Mailing address:
OSU Institute of Technology
Workforce & Economic Development
1801 East 4th Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447 

Charles Harrison

charles-harrison-photo Associate Vice President
918-293-5130
charles.harrison10@okstate.edu

Charles Harrison has been a Poke since the beginning, graduating from OSU with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He received his master's degree in Engineering Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Harrison has 30 plus years of experience in industry. Before joining the OSUIT team, his appointments ranged from general manager to vice president of engineering with Rockwell International and Southern New England Telephone, to president and CEO of SpecTran Corporation.

Harrison first joined the OSUIT team in 2016 as the director of OSUIT's Pryor campus. In 2018, with the untimely passing of Dr. Sheryl Hale, he accepted the position of associate vice president in Workforce & Economic Development.

During this time, he has implemented the successful closure of the OSUIT Pryor campus with all 23 students who were enrolled, graduating. Since accepting the WFED role, he has successfully negotiated a host agreement with OSU to offer numbered OSHA courses, and, as a member of the academic council, has developed a business model to support the interdepartmental cohesiveness between Workforce & Economic Development and the 10 schools at OSUIT.


Fran Colombin

fran-colombin-photo Director, ABE and M-POWER
918-293-4917
frances.colombin@okstate.edu

Anna Dinsmore-Hearn

Na-komas Blackford

nikie-blackford-photo Workforce Training Coordinator
918-293-5053
nikie.blackford@okstate.edu


Katie Quillin

katie-quillin-photo Job Developer, M-POWER
918-293-4992
katie.quillin@okstate.edu

Brenda Walker

Danielle Patterson

danielle-patterson-photo Senior Administrative Assistant
918-293-5160
danielle.patterson@okstate.edu