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A Message from the Dean

A Letter from Ed Kelley

Our world can be your world at Gaylord College.

Ed Kelley

It’s where inspiration connects with creativity and propels difference makers into meaningful careers in media, journalism and beyond. It’s where a forward thinking curriculum, underpinned by a strong emphasis on ethics, critical thinking and inclusion, prepares the leaders of tomorrow in fields that will demand nothing but the best in communication skills. 

Our students play many roles: Storytellers, persuaders, entrepreneurs and talent scouts, among others. They take advantage of Gaylord’s many advantages: a beautiful, spacious setting complemented by the latest technology. A hardworking faculty of scholars and practitioners, who teach, push and nurture in a student-centered environment that is fast paced and collegial. The result? A strong culture in a nationally ranked media program that is relentlessly focused on people.

And that emphasis has produced untold number of success stories among generations of graduates in a program that is flourishing early in its second century on the University of Oklahoma campus.

The five areas of study we offer – in advertising, creative media production, journalism, professional writing and public relations – remain as relevant as ever even on an ever changing landscape. We are committed to providing more opportunities for more students, whether in media or elsewhere, to help them see the possibilities for themselves.

Gaylord College is where a single spark can become reality, where every voice has weight.

We invite you to experience it for yourself, to envision your future in a place where the future takes place, each and every day.

Ed Kelley