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

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

Charles Harrison

charles-harrison-photo Associate Vice President

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

Anna Dinsmore-Hearn

Na-komas Blackford

nikie-blackford-photo Workforce Training Coordinator

Joe Stephens

joe-stephens-photo Logistics Coordinator

Katie Quillin

katie-quillin-photo Job Developer, M-POWER

Brenda Walker

Nicole Hill

nicole-hill-photo Senior Administrative Assistant