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Patti Neuhold-RavikumarPatti Neuhold-Ravikumar

President of University of Central Oklahoma (2019-2023)

Biographical Information

  • Born March 24, 1973 in Lisle, IL, a suburb of Chicago
  • Married Ruki Ravikumar in Sept. 2018
  • She has one son


  • Doctoral Candidate, Concordia University – Chicago, Organizational Leadership
  • Master’s, University of Tulsa, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • 1995 Bachelor’s, Psychology, minor in Management, Oklahoma Christian University


  • "Her multidimensional experience in private business and higher education includes business operations, finance, human resources, organizational development, strategic planning, institutional budget development, business process improvement and governing board relations" []
  • 1995 - 2007 General Manager Operations, Ethan Allen Retail, Inc. in Oklahoma City. Worked for the family furniture business after graduating from Oklahoma Christian University
  • 2007 - 2009 Assistant Director, Organizational Development, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2007 - 2007 From May of 2007-Nov. 2007 she served as Process Improvement Coordinator, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2009 - 2010 Director, Administrative Services, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2010 - 2013 Executive Director, Professional Education, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2013 - 2014 Interim Vice President for Administration, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2014 - 2016 Associate Vice President, Planning & Budget and Presidential Liaison, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2016 - 2019 Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2019 - Current 21st President of the University of Central Oklahoma

Awards and Affiliations

  • Ex-Officio Member, Edmond Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors
  • Board of Directors, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST)
  • Board of Directors, Oklahoma State Chamber
  • Board of Directors, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
  • 2018 President’s Award in Applied Leadership, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Served as Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Higher Education Employee Interlocal
  • Served as Chair of the Regional University System of Oklahoma Business Officers
  • Served as Chair of the Pension Committee for the Regional University System of Oklahoma