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Lauren Ledbetter

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Lauren Ledbetter

Interim Director | Senior Exploration Coach

Department: Student Learning Center | Major and Career Exploration


Phone: (405) 325 - 2664


B.A, Psychology, Oklahoma Baptist University

M.Ed., Adult and Higher Education, emphasis in Student Affairs, University of Oklahoma

Courses Taught:

UCOL 1002 - First-Year Foundations, UCOL 2002 - Strategies for Success, UCOL 2021 - Choosing a Major

About Lauren Ledbetter:

Lauren is from Ardmore, OK. She attended Oklahoma Baptist University for her undergrad where she studied Psychology and Communication and fell in love with working in higher education. This led her to OU for her master’s where she has since worked in housing, advising, and major and career exploration. 

When not working with students, Lauren enjoys traveling, drinking coffee, reading, being outdoors, and quality time with people. 

What do you like most about working with new students?

There is so much possibility in front of new students! They may be uncertain on a major or career path, but I get to help facilitate the exploration process and help students find their best and most fulfilling fit. College can come with so many decisions which can get overwhelming, so I love being able to come alongside students to help them identify their goals and pursue the future they want!

What advice would you give to OU first year students?

Embrace not knowing everything and make it your first priority to explore every opportunity at your disposal. If something doesn’t work out the way you always expected, that doesn’t have to be a bad thing—it can give you the space to explore new paths you may have never previously considered. College is a wonderful time to grow both academically and personally—don’t be afraid to explore growth and development in new areas.

What is your favorite place on campus?

My favorite place on campus would have to be the graduate lounge in the library. It’s peaceful, quiet, and there is easy access to caffeine right upstairs!