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Jonathan Vann

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Jonathan Vann
OU Center for Student Advancement

Jonathan's Coaching Mindset: "I believe that coaching is building a relationship with someone, learning their story, encouraging and supporting them, and helping them build a plan of action as they work to make their goals a reality."

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Journalism, The University of Oklahoma.
  • Master's- Adult and Higher Education, The University of Oklahoma.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Music.
  • Woodworking.
  • Playing video games.
  • Sports.

Top Life Defining Moments in Higher Education:

  • I really struggled academically and socially my freshman year, but I found ways to adapt and adjust.
  • I had a few key people step in and have a conversation with me about the potential they saw in me.
  • During my Senior year I made a decision to shift career choices and go to graduate school for Adult and Higher and Education, so I could work with students as they navigate their college experience.

While in college, I experienced:

  • Balancing work and school.
  • Being undecided on a major.
  • Difficulty building and managing successful study systems.
  • Not having a sense of belonging.
  • Academic motivation challenges.