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Deborah Binkley Jackson

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Deborah Binkley Jackson
Student Advocate

Deborah's Coaching Mindset: "I believe coaching is allowing people with a safe head, heart, and gut space that encourage unlocking their potential towards promoting their own meanings of personal growth."

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Law Enforcement Administration, The University of Oklahoma.
  • Master's- Human Relations, The University of Oklahoma.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Singing.
  • Traveling.
  • Walking.
  • Reading.
  • Gardening.

Top Life Defining Moments in Higher Education:

  • Desire for human service profession.
  • Being the first immediate family to graduate from college.
  • Being able to mentor/counsel in meaningful ways.

While in college, I experienced:

  • Balancing work and school.
  • Difficulty building and managing a successful study system.
  • Having no sense of belonging.
  • Financial Stress.
  • Being a first-generation college student.
  • Overcoming daily challenges through resiliency.