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Deveda Mason

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Deveda Mason
Assistant Director of Academic Advising
OU Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education

Deveda's Coaching Mindset: " I believe coaching is about connection, trust, and empowerment. Coaching allows us to be vulnerable in a safe space to discuss our issues, big or small, by creating an alliance with someone that guides you towards action..”

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Mass Communications-Broadcast Journalism, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 
  • Master's- Media Communications, Webster University

Interests and Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Cooking
  • Watching Movies
  • Exercising
  • Dancing
  • Traveling

Top Defining Moments in Higher Education:

  • Earning my first "F" my freshman year of undergrad and realizing things wouldn't be as easy as they were in high school.
  • Graduating with degrees in Communications and being okay with not pursuing that field.
  • I love Education Administration! *Setting a long-term goal to work at OU and achieving that goal.

While in college, I experienced:

  • Balancing work and school.
  • Difficulty building and managing successful study systems.
  • Being a first-generation college student.
  • Lack of a support network.
  • Academic motivation challenges.
  • Overcoming daily challenges through resiliency.
  • Overcoming “imposter syndrome.”