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Rhonda Kyncl

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Dean Rhonda Kyncl
Associate Dean for Students
OU College of Arts and Sciences

Rhonda's Coaching Mindset: "I believe that coaching is becoming aware of what you need to become your authentic self and engaging a wise guide who will accompany you and hold you accountable on your journey to get there."

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Secondary Education, Evangel University.
  • Master's- Technology and Business, Pittsburg State University.
  • Master's- Rhetoric and Composition, The University of Oklahoma.
  • PhD- Composition, Rhetoric, & Literacy, The University of Oklahoma.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Reading good books.
  • Writing good words.

Top Life Defining Moments in Higher Education:

  • A 1.5 GPA at the end of my first semester as a first-year student.
  • Changing my major 5 times in my undergraduate career.
  • Finding a supportive and encourage cohort who accepted me for who I was - but wouldn't let me stay there - as a graduate student at OU.
  • Successfully writing and defending my dissertation.

While in college, I experienced:

  • Being an undecided major.
  • Difficulty building and managing successful study systems.