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A Letter from The Director of Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation

When we set out to build gaming and esports energies at OU we knew from day one that desire and demand wasn't going to be the issue. It was going to be administrative buy-in and cultural mindset elevation. Four years of development and execution have brought us to this elevated state. We strategized our milestones, intential programs, and coupled it with the student voice and campus culture to build something that is 100% OU from top to bottom. Our roadmap is still only about 33% executed in 2020 and we have much more to showcase, innovate, and explore! We're barely scratching the surface. - Moog

Leadership Staff & Advisement


Michael "Moog" Aguilar, M.B.A.

- Director
- Founder (OU Gaming Club)
- Adjunct Instructor (Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass. Comm.)

405.325.4998 | Honors 160
BIOmike.aguilar@ou.edu


Brynn "BduB" Daves, M.H.R.

- Staff Advisor
- Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Dean of Students

405.325.3161 | OMU 265
brynn@ou.edu


Millard "CognitoMyst" Latimer, M.B.A.

- Staff Advisor
- Founder (OU Gaming Club)
- Manager, Sr. Technology Strategist (OU IT - Academics) 

405.213.8522 | EL 2nd Floor
millard@ou.edu

Alumni Advisors (2022-2023)

Alumni advisors are sourced from our legacy leadership ranks exclusively to keep us in tune with our origins and allow for additional sounding boards for younger leadership while staying connected to their own passion project when they were a student.


Kara "Kel" Brightwell

- Community Outreach Coordinator (2019-2021)

International Studies, '21 (Masters)


Justin "Bardo" Lombardo

- Intercollegiate Esports Head Coach
    - Valorant (2021-2022)
    - CS:GO (2017-2022)

Managament Information Systems, 2016


Matthew "Silverplussonic" Miller

- Influencer Development Director (2018-2022)

Meteorology, 2022


Zachary "Thunderbird" Satz

- Marketing Director (2019-2022)

Art, Tech, & Culture, 2022


Callie "Kitren" Simonton

- Community Director (2017-2019)
FOUNDING LEADERSHIP

Film & Media Studies, '19
Grad Cert: Media Management, '20

Solidus Student Leaders

Students that are members of this heralded program are selected based on passion, goals, and experience. They are interviewed and vetted by a pool of student peers and departmental staff as award winners of distiction for the Solidus Fund Award. Student awards at this juncture are part of the original 2016 plans of development that lays out a full roadmap that will result in these roles becoming part-time and full-time positions at the university once fully executed. 


Kaleb "Slaw" Slawson

President of OU Gaming Club
Student Assistant Director of Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation
Information Science, & Technology., '22
Kaleb.M.Slawson-1@ou.edu


Uyen-Nhu Kristine "kwinunk" Nguyen

Marketing Director
Biochemistry, '23
UyenNhu.K.Nguyen-1@ou.edu


Joey "Ghost094" Yeager

Community Director
Finance, '23
archie.a.yeager-1@ou.edu


Hashim "BrownDieselWagon" Hassany

Asst. Community Director (Outreach)
Mgmt. Info. Systems, '22
Syed.H.Hassany-1@ou.edu


Joshua "Thumper" Riesenberg

Interim Intercollegiate Esports Director
Head of Coaching Staff

Jouranlism & Mass Comm, (Masters)
Joshua.S.Riesenberg-1@ou.edu


Jody "BosnWifey" Farmer

Asst. Intercollegiate Esports Director
Creative Media Production, '23
Jody.L.Farmer-1@ou.edu


Silas "Si" Bales

Media & News Director

Journalism, '24
silasbales@ou.edu


Austin "RexGoDragon" Nguyen

Production Director
Computer Science, '22
austin.d.nguyen-1@ou.edu


Kate "itsafurn" Furney

Influencer Development Director
Creative Media Production, '23
Katherine.H.Furney-1@ou.edu

Incoming Solidus Student Leaders (Prep for Following Semester)

When we have the opportunity we start our backfill process with a one(1) semester overlap of exiting leadership to allow for extensive crosstraining and reduce any chance of a lapse in execution or productivity.