These students represent the tip of the sword in our development. The students that comprise our leadership team showcase personal initiative and high energy as they head each one of these individual programs and are put in direct contact with peer university programs, industry businesses and professionals, and present to other administrative bodies in and outside of the University of Oklahoma.

In the Spring of 2020, we are at 11 student leadership and 4 staff advisors. We are going to break down our organization into the 4 main departments with 6 unique programs across them.

Our goals are to create peers through mentorship and understanding that life long learning mentality is critical to be innovative right now in the collegiate esports industry. This means students are encouraged to try everything and are taught to embrace failure equally with success to develop truly unique programming. There is not a single professional in esports that only does a single job. Our goal with these leaders is to directly impact the industry and can sustain stress, heavy logistics, and still be productive as the current state of esports administrators all exemplify.

The departments are: Leadership, Community, Intercollegiate Competition, and Media & News.

Leadership is selected from the pipelines of active members in each of the programs we develop in the hopes of natural succession from within the ranks of each team.

Click on each of the headshots to see the job description of each, a bio, and contact info.

OUR ORG CHART

Take a look at the visualization of our infrastructure in our current organizational chart. Click on the image for a closer look!

Administration Department

JASMINE GRAVES

President

JOB DESCRIPTION:

BIO: Jasmine is working towards her undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems. She started playing CD-ROM games when she was 5 years old and started playing League of Legends when she was 13. She got into esports when she started watching season 4 of League of Legends' NALCS. Currently, she enjoys playing games like Overwatch or CS:GO. She is excited for the growth of esports in her local community, even though she does not play competitively. She is involved with other clubs at OU, such as Women in Business Association and Spanish Club.

JASMINE GRAVES
President

Mgmt. Info. Sys. Major
Class of 2021

Kaleb Slawson

Vice President

Kaleb is working on his degree in Information Science and Technology. The first game he ever played was Super Smash Brothers for the Nintendo 64 when he was 3 years old. He has been playing league of legends and regularly attending Super Smash Bros tournaments since high school. Currently the main games he plays are Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Valorant, and his favorite game series is Persona. Kaleb has actively promoted the growth of the Smash community through his work as a tournament organizer and wishes to continue to spread esports throughout Oklahoma.

KALEB SLAWSON
Vice President

Info. Science & Tech Major
Class of 2022

VACANT

Financial Development Director

VACANT
Financial Development Director

OVERVIEW

The administrative members of the team deal with setting the pace, ensuring core functions are looked after, and keep assisting with ensuring our developments are synergistic and keep pushing forward.

ZACHARY SATZ

Social Media/Marketing Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Marketing Director works internally and externally with other members to promote events for the organization, and interact with community members across social media platforms.

BIO: Zachary is a junior majoring in Art, Technology, and Culture with a minor in Communication at the University of Oklahoma. He is a self-taught graphic designer, as well as a freelance photographer, and videographer with a dream of becoming a media artist. The first game he remembers playing is F-Zero GX on the GameCube at age 4. His interest in design, social media, and marketing started when he was 13 years old and discovered the graphic design classes offered at school. In 2018, he attended many Dallas Fuel watch parties and fell in love with the Esports industry. During his freshman year he was a junior varsity player on the OU Overwatch team. His previous involvements include Camp Crimson and Sooner Discovery, and is currently involved in HSLC and serving as a campus tour guide.

ZACHARY SATZ
Marketing & Social Media Director
Art, Technology, and Culture Major, Communication Minor
Class of 2022

Community Department

Noah Hassoun

Assistant Community Director (Internal)

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Community Director is the heartbeat of the organization. The primary focus for this role is to keep our org-wide community engaged through all the various specifically focused communities. Harnessing the Ambassador role as a means to always have subject matter expertise and programming that caters to all endorsed sub-communities of the org. This role is the key to the extremely ambitious goal of housing all gamer's, both casual and competitive, under one roof.

BIO: Noah "Syrain" Hassoun is a Junior studying Petroleum Engineering here at OU. Noah grew up being very adamant about helping out around his community and volunteered as much as he could in order to grow a bigger sense of community. He hopes to increase this with his role here in order to make to community at OU feel extremely lighthearted and friendly. Noah began playing video games at the age of five on the Nintendo 64 playing Super Mario 64. Nowadays Noah plays a multitude of games, most notably League of Legends.

NOAH HASSOUN
Community Director (INTERNAL)

Petroleum Engineering Major
Class of 2022

VACANT

Assistant Community Director (Internal)

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Community Director is the heartbeat of the organization. The primary focus for this role is to keep our org-wide community engaged through all the various specifically focused communities. Harnessing the Ambassador role as a means to always have subject matter expertise and programming that caters to all endorsed sub-communities of the org. This role is the key to the extremely ambitious goal of housing all gamer's, both casual and competitive, under one roof.

VACANT
Assistant Community Director (INTERNAL)

COMING SOON
Class of COMING SOON

Kara Brightwell

Community Outreach Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: The club community outreach coordinator is an important role in engaging with the local community outside of the university campus.

The community outreach coordinator will encourage a growth mindset for all members of the organization by promoting a culture of patience and understanding, embodying one of the most basic tenets of the organization to “debate not degrade”. The community outreach coordinator must be comfortable building bridges between community organizations and businesses in order to fund and facilitate the program’s growth into K-12 education and beyond.

BIO: Kara gained her undergraduate degree in International Studies and Spanish here at the University of Oklahoma (2019). She is now pursuing her Masters degree in International Studies with a focus on laws and institutions. She also works as a graduate assistant for the David L. Boren College of International Studies. She first discovered gaming by playing on the GameCube with her older brother, but her passion was really ignited when she got to college. Her dorm floor organized Overwatch groups and she discovered the fun of playing games in large groups. She now enjoys playing more relaxing single-player games such as Animal Crossing, but still loves to watch the Overwatch League every weekend.

KARA BRIGHTWELL
Community Outreach Coordinator

Masters of International Studies
Class of 2021

PROGRAM: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The Community Engagement Program fixates on providing events and gatherings for the OU campus population. Currently focusing on student engagement and eventually expanding into full campus inclusion. Externally, this program is looking to develop synergies with the K-12 landscape as well as at-risk youth.

Intercollegiate Competition Department

JONATHAN HUDSON

Intercollegiate Competition Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Competitive Teams Director is responsible for keeping tournament information up to date and staying on top of emerging tournaments that come online. Additionally, this role assists in keeping teams compliant with wellness requirements and time dedication.

BIO: Jonathan is currently seeking a bachelor's degree in Meteorology. His passion for weather started very young with an interest in storms and severe weather, and he hopes to take that passion and pursue a career in weather forecasting or research. Jonathan discovered the OU Esports Club upon arriving at OU in 2018 and quickly became very interested in the world of esports. He joined the OU Rocket League team in the Spring of 2020 and competed for three semesters before joining the club's leadership as the competitive director. Outside of gaming and studying meteorology, Jonathan also enjoys listening to and producing his own electronic music.

JONATHAN HUDSON
Intercollegiate Competition Director

Meteorology Major
Class of 2022

VACANT

Assistant Intercollegiate Competition Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Competitive Teams Assistant Director is responsible for keeping tournament information up to date and staying on top of emerging tournaments that come online. Additionally, this role assists in keeping teams compliant with wellness requirements and time dedication.

VACANT
Assistant Intercollegiate Competition Director

PROGRAM: INTERCOLLEGIATE COMPETITION

Take collegiate athletics programming and apply it to comprehensive gaming competition development. That means coaching, analysis, team building, and competition against other universities both online and in person.

Media & News

Derek Snow

Media & News Director / Editor in Chief

JOB DESCRIPTION: The News Director manages a small team of writers whose goal is to report to and entertain our audience with esports and gaming news in the Midwest and the industry that impacts us.

BIO: Derek is a programmer and aspiring bioinformatician with a passion for technology and its endless possibilities from science to entertainment. He believes that communication, community, and creativity are the key to any successful project and that the esports realm is a perfect example of a field that sharpens those skills. He stands by the thought that video games can be more than just highly entertaining fun -- they can be tools for art, education, science, and inspiring people everywhere. Derek's first console was the Gamecube, where he held a huge fondness for the Legend of Zelda games that grips him today. Fascinated by the way games that tell stories, he loves RPGs such as The Elder Scrolls series or Mass Effect. These days, you'll likely find him in strategy or survival games with friends or replaying The Last of Us again.

DEREK SNOW
News Director / Editor in Chief

Major in Computer Science, Minor in Biology
Class of 2022

PROGRAM: MEDIA & NEWS

The Media & News Program focuses all the journalistic practicum opportunities that come with traditional sports entertainment. This means event coverage, writing, opinion pieces, photography and videography, creative media production, and more.

AUSTIN NGUYEN

Production Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Shoutcasting Director for the OU Esports Club manages and coaches the teams that provide live coverage of collegiate esports events. These teams include live production, shoutcasting, analysis, and event hosting. Along with the Twitch Director, the Shoutcasting Director’s role includes the broadcast and coverage of OU Esports’ Competitive Teams in official matches and OU Esports’ Community Events.

BIO: Austin “RexGoDragon” Nguyen is working towards a computer science degree. Having a fascination with knowing how things worked, games with quirky interactions such as League of Legends and Hearthstone quickly found their way to spark Austin’s love for theory crafting. The love leads him to find the OU Esports club and their Shoutcasting team for League of Legends to serve as an outlet for him. Now he aims to expand that Shoutcasting team to provide opportunities for any theorists out there.

AUSTIN NGUYEN
Production Director

Computer Science Major
Class of 2022

PROGRAM: SHOUTCASTING

The Shoutcasting Program is designed to utilize the active schedule of our Intercollegiate Teams Program and cultivate skillsets of modern sportscasters in the context of esports. This means both physical and online presence as well as understanding the power of articulation, timing, real-time analysis, and more.

MATTHEW MILLER

Streaming Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Stream Director coordinates a team of OU Esports members that stream gaming content on the org's Twitch channel every week. The Stream Director creates broadcasting standards and the schedule for the Twitch stream. Despite deciding who streams when, they allow their team to stream the content they want to, whether that be games, art, cosplays, etc. They also help people out with any questions they have about streaming.

BIO: Matthew is currently majoring in Meteorology with a minor in Mathematics. Initially only seeing streaming as a distant dream, he quickly took to the OU Esports community and Stream Team where he was able to stream on a platform where he didn’t have to worry about judgement. He accredits streaming to the surge of confidence he gained upon entering university. Matthew has been gaming since before he could even speak, starting with Pokémon Yellow and gradually evolving his tastes over time. Growing up, he played a variety of different handhelds and consoles, though he largely remained a Nintendo fan. His main method of gaming nowadays is PC, though he enjoys his consoles all the same. Additionally, he enjoys tabletop RPGs, such as Dungeons & Dragons. He is affiliated with several organizations throughout campus, including serving as President of the Tabletop RPG Club, assuring he keeps himself busy. Though not looking to participate in any professional competitive scenes, Matthew enjoys watching pros play games and enjoys local friend-to-friend competition. He is very passionate about his interests, and he constantly strives to see all the exciting things that life has in store going forward.

MATTHEW MILLER
Streaming Director

Meteorology Major
Math Minor
Class of 2022

PROGRAM: STREAMING ENTERTAINMENT

The Streaming Entertainment Program fixates on highlighting all the potential opportunity streaming utilizing the energies of esports, gaming, and their subcultures. Think talk shows, personas, variety shows, and more. We are focused on not putting any definitions on this program to allow for truly organic growth in programming and diversification.

Staff Advisors

MICHAEL "MOOG" AGUILAR, M.B.A.

Lead Advisor

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Lead Advisor sets the overall tone, establishes initial concepts and partnerships, and works in tandem with all of the student leadership especially the president to keep pushing the mission forward.

BIO: Mike, also referred to as "Moog", is a Technology Strategist that caters to the needs of the Honors College in tandem with centralized IT's efforts across OU's campus. He provides project management and business analysis that helps improve workflows in anything from daily routine based work to big initiatives for both the individual college as well as the university. Mike is a veteran service member, has worked for Apple, and is an active photographer of over 15 years of experience. Mike attributes much of his organizational and strategic abilities and successes to World of Warcraft. Managing a guild of over 150 people from all over the world converted him from an extremely introverted person into a very extroverted one. Through his 4 years managing this guild he also led raids during the initial WoW days through several expansions where 40 individuals were required to accomplish highly coordinated tasks through VoIP communication in real-time. Mike has been a gamer since the Atari days and can enjoy all genres when the timing is right. Mike's biggest passion is helping out where he finds opportunities to do so because he wants to not because he needs to. He has embraced his role as Lead Advisor 500% and is leading the charge for gamers and esports athletes within the walls of OU only as a precursor to helping uplift these industries across the state and region. Mike started the research and development of the OU Esports Club in Fall 2016.

MIKE “MOOG” AGUILAR, M.B.A.
LEAD ADVISOR

Technology Strategist
OU I.T.

Millard Latimer

Oversight Advisor

JOB DESCRIPTION: Millard is charged with providing oversight of the administration and political landscape around the org paving the way for approvals and preparing the org for potential battles that may arise through the development of this initiative.

MILLARD LATIMER, M.B.A.
Oversight Advisor

IT Manager
OU I.T.

Justin Miller

Technical Advisor

JOB DESCRIPTION: Justin's background in managing the labs and hardware across campus enables him to be an extremely versatile resource when it comes to supporting events in the org that require lab space and working through technical problems.

BIO: Justin Miller is the Technical Coordinator for the Learning Spaces team at the University of Oklahoma. During the day, Justin is managing software used by OU Students as well as taking care of the many computer labs on campus. Working in technology has always been his passion and providing support to others so they may complete their quests have always been an achievement for him. At night, gaming whether it be with boards, cards, or keyboards, becomes one of many hobbies that Justin prefers to spend his free time. From a childhood of Nintendo, leading to teen years of World of Warcraft, and now an expansive Steam PC game library, video games has been a major part of his life growing up. Advising the eSports Association at OU is a dream come true, Justin is excited to be a part of gaming culture at OU and help students compete to become LEGENDARY.

JUSTIN MILLER
Technical Advisor

Technical Coordinator – Learning Spaces
OU I.T.

Tomika Cox

Cultural Advisor

JOB DESCRIPTION: Tomika is charged with augmenting all things in the org with culturally aligned modifiers. Further
tailoring our efforts to cater to the cultural and social needs and wants of our various efforts.

BIO: Tomika is a Digital Spaces Specialist for the University of Oklahoma. During the day, you can find her assisting the campus community with Instructional Technology tools such as Canvas, Lynda, and iClicker. She also performs Project Management duties for the OUIT Campus and Community Engagement (CaCE) team. She is passionate about technology and loves staying abreast of emerging trends in higher education. In her spare time, you can generally find her watching anime, engaging in a new hobby (it’s currently soap making) or being a human burrito, aka napping. Cosplay is one of her favorite pastimes, cons (Comic or otherwise) are her playground; she hopes her years of experience participating in these events can help foster a strong sense of culture and community for the eSports community at OU.

TOMIKA COX
Cultural Advisor

Digital Spaces Specialist
OU I.T.