The Publications Board is chartered by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents to govern student media at OU. It is the supervisor of the editor of OU Daily, and it advises Student Media on all its operations. The board is drawn from different constituencies within the OU community. Professional members serve three-year terms, and students serve for one academic year.

Publications Board charter

The Charter Governing Student Publications at OU is our governing document. It describes the relationship between the OU regents, the Publications Board and the staffs of OU Daily and OU Student Media.

Voting members of the Publications Board

  • Ginnie Graham, editorials editor of the Tulsa World, representing OU Student Media alumni (term through July 2023).
  • Rachel Hubbard, student representing OU Daily news staff.
  • David McLeod, Ph.D., chair of the board, associate professor in the Zarrow School of Social Work, representing Faculty Senate (term through July 2022).
  • Rachel Moore, MoneyCoach in the Division of Enrollment Management, representing Staff Senate (term through July 2023).
  • Ross Mehl, admissions specialist for OU Extended Campus, representing OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. from OU staff (term through July 2022).
  • Mark Millsap, publisher of The Norman Transcript, representing Oklahoma Press Association (term through July 2024).
  • Aria Patel, student representing Student Government Association.
  • Xavier Rhone, student representing OU’s vice presidents for student affairs and diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Sydney Schwarz, student representing Student Media advertising and marketing staff.
  • Jillian Taylor, student representing OU Daily news staff.
  • Melanie Wilderman, Ed.D., associate professor representing the faculty of Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications (term through July 2024).
  • Vacant: student representing OU President Joseph Harroz Jr.

Nonvoting, ex-officio members of the Publications Board

Publications Board meetings

The Publications Board meets at least six times each academic year. Its meetings are open to the public, and each meeting features a public-access period for individuals who’d like to address the board.

Meeting dates for 2021-22, all at 9:30 a.m. in Room 168 of Copeland Hall on the Norman campus:

Previous meetings: