gear up advisory board

The GEAR UP Advisory Board brings advice and insight from the education field to the GEAR UP Leadership Team and helps the grant continue its successful mission.


The Oklahoma GEAR UP Advisory Board is designed to build a bridge of communication, as well as create a forum for innovation and advocacy among higher education, public education, the business community, civic organizations and students. The education, business and community leaders from across the state have an influential role in helping prepare students for college.


Amber Clark, High School Counselor, Harrah Public Schools

Mario Figueroa, Student Representative, Guymon High School

Penny Gandy, Outreach Services Manager, Oklahoma College Assistance Program, Oklahoma City

Averie Hinchey, Student Representative, Guymon High School

Mike Martin, Superintendent, Davis Public Schools

Caryl Parsons, Parent Leadership Team, Woodward Public Schools

Gary Sackett, Aurora Learning Community Association, Fairview

Dr. Jeanie Webb, President, Rose State College, Midwest City