OU Extended Campus Instructor Honored by Leadership Oklahoma


OU Extended Campus Instructor Honored by Leadership Oklahoma

OU Extended Campus School of Aviation Studies Advisory Board member Lindy Ritz was presented with the Distinguished Leadership Award by Leadership Oklahoma (LOK) during the group’s 2019 Fall Forum and Dinner Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Ritz currently serves OU Extended Campus as the assistant director of OU’s FAA Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance, where she leads outreach and new funder cultivation for the $15 million project that includes 16 institutions and 45 industry partners. A valued donor to Aviation scholarships, she frequently serves as a guest lecturer and seminar instructor for the college.

“Lindy has promoted and supported the vision of LOK by offering her time and talents to further the impact of LOK across Oklahoma and beyond,” Leadership Oklahoma said in a press release. “She brings passion and longevity to the organization and has spent countless hours making sure LOK is the best it can be while serving its mission.”

Ritz has been involved with Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide organization whose mission is to create, inspire and support a dynamic network of leaders to energize Oklahomans to shape Oklahoma’s future, for more than 33 years. She served on its Board of Directors for two years, as an executive committee member for five years, as an advisor on the board for the last six years and as co-chair for the 2019 LOK Fall Forum on aerospace, among a variety of other roles.

For information about aviation degrees and programs, visit the School of Aviation Studies website. To learn more about degree programs and other educational opportunities available for working adults, visit the OU Extended Campus website.

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