UCO Professor Named To Executive Committee Of Leading Gerontology Association

March 24, 2014

Media Contact: Lindsay Houts, Staff Writer, UCO University Relations, 405-974-2121, lhouts@uco.edu

UCO PROFESSOR NAMED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF LEADING GERONTOLOGY ASSOCIATION

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) recently selected Douglas Reed, Ph.D., professor of sociology, gerontology and substance abuse studies and director of the gerontology master’s program at the University of Central Oklahoma, as a 2014-15 member-at-large of its Executive Committee. Reed was previously named as an AGHE Fellow in 2010.

A 14-year member of Central’s faculty, Reed will chair the AGHE’s Advancement Committee, supporting and coordinating the revenue-generating initiatives of the association’s committees and staff. The AGHE recently reached its first $100,000 mark in endowment fundraising, a significant milestone for the association.

“My goal will be to continue with this momentum as well as writing grants for special projects over the next several years. It’s an interesting and exciting time to be part of this organization,” Reed said.

Central is a longtime member institution of AGHE, a relationship that Reed says has consistently benefited the university’s gerontology students.

Central was well-represented at the AGHE’s 40th annual conference in Denver in February, allowing students the chance to experience a national forum for discussing ideas and issues in gerontological and geriatrics education.

Central’s master’s of gerontology is a specialized program designed for individuals who wish to work with adults in a variety of environments. For more information, visit www.libarts.uco.edu/sociology/gerontology.

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Cutline: The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education recently named Douglas Reed, Ph.D., professor of sociology and substance abuse and director of the gerontology master’s program at the University of Central Oklahoma, as a 2014-2015 member-at-large of its executive committee.