The OIC Family is excited to officially announce the appointment of DesJean Peyton Jones as the new Executive Director of the agency. Jones has served as Interim Director since December 2016 with the retirement of Patricia Kelly, who served in the ED position for 25 years.
DesJean brings to the nonprofit agency a background in organizational management, executive coaching, and a broad understanding of corporate operations. She received her formal education from Oklahoma State University and Langston University, while currently enrolled as a Master’s Candidate with the University of Texas at Dallas. DesJean is active throughout Oklahoma City serving on the Boards of Director for Family Life Learning Centers (FLLC), Upward Transitions, Impact Coalition of Oklahoma, and GoGo Academy OKC. She also serves actively with the Progressive Oklahoma Baptist State Convention (POBSC).
Returning to OIC where she was formerly a Vocational Instructor for several years, DesJean has also worked as Operations Manager with Jordan Advertising. She comments, “The 50-year legacy of OIC in adult education is unparalleled; our unique service model of academic excellence through community-building is key. Moving forward, we will embrace a progressive vision to serve the adult citizens of Oklahoma.”
Monique Jackson, Board President said, “DesJean is a key addition to the OIC staff. Having served on our Board of Directors, she understands the unique needs of nonprofit strategy, networking, and funding.”