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.


Linda Bailey, Math Consultant, LJB Math Consulting, Oklahoma City

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

Cathy Hunt, High School Principal, Hobart Public Schools

Tony Hutchinson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City

Gary Sackett, President, Aurora Learning Community Association, Fairview

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