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Michael Bendure

Director of Communications and Events


Department: Office of External Relations
Office: Adams Hall Room 105N
Phone: (405) 325-6431
E-mail: mbendure@ou.edu

As the Director of Communications and Events, Michael is responsible for college-level coordination of media and outreach activities and the execution of in-person stakeholder engagements. For nearly a decade, Michael served as the Director of Communication at OU’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, where he led all areas of external and internal communication for the museum’s exhibitions, educational programs, special events, and other museum news. Prior to joining OU, he was the News Bureau Director at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, his alma mater. Michael has earned several distinctions, including accolades from Norman NEXT, the Norman Chamber of Commerce, the Norman Arts Council, and the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association. He is a 2018 graduate of the OU Leadership Council.