OIC Officially Welcomes New Executive Director, DesJean Jones

DesJean JonesThe 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.”


  1. Lynn Coleman on April 28, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Ms. Jones,

    This is Lynn Coleman with St. Mary Development Corporation – I just want to thank you for helping me gather information on your organization to feature in our “NewsNote” to residents of the Reserve at Spencer – Spencer, OK

    • Des Jean J on May 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      It’s always our pleasure, Lynn! Reach out anytime.

      • Linda St. Onge on July 14, 2017 at 3:18 pm

        Ms. Jones: My brother was a teacher at OIC many years ago. He now lives in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. I wrote him about the 50 year celebration. He told me he would love to email you but hasn’t been able to track down an email address. Would you be willing to share that with me so I could forward to him?


        Linda St. Onge
        Yukon OK