University of Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione announces that Michael Alford
has joined OU Athletics as senior associate athletic director for development. Alford previously was senior director of partnerships and sales for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. Nicki Moore
, senior associate athletic director, is moving from the department's academic unit to direct student life and athletics strategic planning and will continue in her role as senior woman administrator for OU Athletics. Michael Meade
has been hired as associate athletic director for athletics academics services. Meade most recently served as director of student-athlete academic services at the University of Arizona. Renata Hays
has been promoted to assistant athletic director for branding and licensing. She previously served as the director of licensing for OU Athletics. Kimberly Miller
has been appointed director of human resources for OU Athletics. Most recently, Miller served as a human resources generalist for Cimarron Energy.
AWARDS & HONORS
C. Bruce Lawrence, has received the Oklahoma Hospital Association's highest award, the W. Cleveland Rodgers Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his outstanding service to the health care industry. Lawrence is the president and chief executive officer of Integris Health. Since joining Integris in 2001, he has served as president of Integris Baptist and Integris Southwest Medical Centers and executive vice president and chief operating officer of Integris Health.
Eva Alexander, an employee with Days Inn & Suites in Poteau, has been honored with the Days Inn — Wyndham Worldwide SHINE Award. The SHINE (Special Hospitality Initiative Notable Employee) Award is given to one employee per state based on customer service. Customers' comment cards from June 1 to Sept. 1 were submitted to the corporate office for judging. Alexander has been an employee at the Days Inn & Suites since 2005.