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Michael "Moog" Aguilar

Director, Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation


Location: Boren Hall 160
E-mail: mike.aguilar@ou.edu
Phone: 405.887.6341

EDUCATION

  • B.S, Information Technology, University of Phoenix, 2009
  • M.B.A, University of Phoenix, 2011


BIO

Mike, also referred to as "Moog", is a Technology Strategist that caters to the needs of the Honors College in tandem with centralized IT's efforts across OU's campus. He provides project management and business analysis that helps improve workflows in anything from daily routine based work to big initiatives for both the individual college as well as the university. Mike is a U.S. Army veteran, has worked for Apple, and is an active photographer of over 20 years of experience. 

Moog attributes much of his organizational and strategic abilities and successes to World of Warcraft. Managing a guild of over 150 people from all over the world converted him from an extremely introverted person into a very extroverted one. Through his 4 years managing this guild he also led raids during the initial WoW days through several expansions where 40 individuals were required to accomplish highly coordinated tasks through VoIP communication in real-time.

Moog has been a gamer since the Atari days in the 80s and can enjoy all genres when the timing is right. Mike's biggest passion is helping out where he finds opportunities to do so because he wants to not because he needs to. He has embraced his role as Lead Advisor 500% and is leading the charge for gamers and esports athletes within the walls of OU only as a precursor to helping uplift these industries across the state and region. Mike started the research and development of the OU Esports Club in Fall 2016.

Notable Media

2019 TEDxOU Talk: Esports in Higher Education - The Perfect Landscape

2019 TEDx Talk bout leveraging the innovation of higher education with esports as the focus of development. This talk revealed the entire business intention of our developments and was what was conceptualized in 2016 and is still 95% true to it's roadmap today. 

My Journey in Esports & Gaming - Embracing "Yes" After a Life of "No"

Keynote Speech for the May 2020 GamerJibe Global Career Fair.