Staff Bios

Neil Arter

Hi! I'm the Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Life at Oklahoma Christian. I am entering my 10th year in this position and have worked at OC for more than 20 years. 

I graduated from OC in 1990 with a degree in Mass Communication: Radio/TV. Years later in 2001, I graduated with my MBA in Leadership and Organization. Through my years at Oklahoma Christian, I have "learned a great deal of respect for the capabilities of students at OC." I have a career goal of impacting student lives at OC to help them achieve the greatest OC experience.

My wife Joni and I have two daughters, Paige and Gina. If everything goes as planned, Paige and Gina will be arriving at OC some time after I am no longer in charge of discipline and the modesty expectation.

Jeff Bennett

I wear 2 hats at OC: Associate Dean of Students and Assistant Track and Field Coach. I am married to Lisa (Cox). Both of us are OC graduates and both of our daughters (Lauren and Raley) also graduated from OC. I really enjoy working at my alma mater.

Amy Janzen

Hi, I am the Director of Freshman Experience and Disability Coordinator. OC is a special place for me. My mom was a librarian here for more than 30 years. I feel like I grew up on this campus. I graduated from OC in 1998 with a degree in Communication and have a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Oklahoma. I love to spend time outside with my husband Stephen and two kids, Elyse and Reed. I love being at OC and working with college students! If you are a freshman, get ready for a great year. We are already planning some fun activities for you.

Rick Judd

Hi, I am the Intramural Sports Director. I have worked at OC for 13 years. I am from Del City, Oklahoma. I am married to Sara (Swindle) and we have one beautiful daughter, Hope. I love OC and all the friendships I have made with the students over the years. If you love to play sports or even just watch, we would love to see you out on the intramural fields.

Amy Kelly

Welcome to the Student Life Office. I am the Associate Director of Freshman Experience and serve as a freshman counselor. I am over all the freshman women on campus; I absolutely adore ministering and guiding these ladies through their first year of college. I graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 2004 with a degree in Business Administration. I then continued my education in 2007 and received my MBA in Leadership and Organization. I have loved my time at Oklahoma Christian both as a student and employee, and I strive to make the experience students have at OC to be as wonderful as my experience.

Amanda Watson 

Hi! I love what I do here at OC. I wear several different hats in the Student Life Office. I am the Chapel Secretary, Staff Advisor for Spring Sing, and Yearbook Advisor. I work part-time, but you can find me in the office every day before and after Chapel. I have been working in Student Life since 2005. I am married to Luke and have two little ones, Nora and Knox. I would love to meet you so please feel free to come by anytime. OC's students are what make my jobs so much fun! If you ever have any questions about Chapel, Spring Sing or Yearbook, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sonya Young 

Hi! I am the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life. I began working in the Student Life Office in August 2008 and I love working with the people in this office. I'm married to Scott and have two sons, Tyler and Tanner. OC is an exciting and fun place to be. When you are on campus, I invite you to come by Student Life and say hi. I'd love to meet you!

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