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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College has named Ryan Orcutt the new Executive Director of Development and the NEO Development Foundation.

Born and raised in Miami, Oklahoma, Orcutt has been active in the community throughout his professional career. He worked at NEO from 2012 to 2021 in the Center for Academic Success and Student Advisement before leaving to lead the Global Leaders Program at Missouri Southern State University.

“I am delighted to welcome Ryan back to NEO as Executive Director of Development and the NEO Development Foundation,” said NEO President Dr. Kyle J. Stafford. “I am confident he is the perfect person to lead our alumni engagement and advancement efforts. His energy and passion for NEO make him an excellent addition.”

Orcutt said he is excited to return to NEO and is eager to help continue efforts to identify and secure external funding.

“As an alumnus of NEO, it is hard to express how excited I am to return home,” said Orcutt. “The opportunity is an absolute privilege. I look forward to serving the college and its students in this capacity.”

As the executive director, Orcutt will oversee alumni relations, public relations and marketing, and the NEO Development Foundation. He began his new role on Monday, November 6.

“The NEO Development Foundation board members look forward to working with Ryan to continue the forty-year legacy of the foundation,” said Sondra Holt, chair of the NEO Development Foundation. “Ryan not only brings great leadership skills and experience to the executive director position, but his education, energy, and enthusiasm will bring tremendous value as we strive to provide scholarships and other assistance to NEO students in achieving their academic goals.”

For more information, contact NEO Development administrative assistant Shelby Saul at Shelby.saul@neo.edu or 918-540-6211.

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