Belinda P. Biscoe, PhD
Vice President University Outreach
PhD, University of Oklahoma
MA, BA, Fisk University
Dr. Belinda Biscoe is assistant vice president for public and community services for University Outreach at the University of Oklahoma. In her role as associate vice president of University Outreach, Dr. Biscoe provides leadership for over 500 individuals in 18 departments within the Public and Community Services division. Dr. Biscoe also serves as the Executive Director of the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies, the home of NCORE. Dr. Biscoe’s colleagues and friends often refer to her as a renaissance woman because of her many talents and her ability to successfully juggle a tremendous workload that would drown most professionals.
Prior to her career in the College of Continuing Education, Belinda served as an administrator in education and the non-profit arena. Dr. Biscoe served as a senior researcher in the Department of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Oklahoma City Public School District, and the Director of External Programs, federal, state, and, local.
A psychologist, an internationally certified preventionist, and a state certified drug and alcohol prevention director, Dr. Biscoe co-founded a community-based non-profit organization that now employs more than 150 individuals. She also founded a corporation whose mission is to garner funding to support programs that improve the quality of life for thousands of Oklahomans. During the course of her career, she has secured finding to support programs in excess of $100 million dollars.
Dr. Biscoe has received numerous awards at the state and national level for excellence in teaching, leadership, scholarship and continuing education. Her honors include:
- Oklahoma Journal Record Woman of the Year
- Adelle Robertson National Continuing Professional Educator Award from UCEA
- Great Plains Regional Continuing Professional Educator Award from UCEA
Belinda was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, in a family where education was promoted as the key to opportunity and quality of life. “I love making a difference. Growing up in a segregated world made me very resilient and determined to make whatever contributions I could to improving the quality of life for others.” Belinda is a risk taker, in a planned and intentional way. “I always tell my to take creative risks, and jump, knowing that a net will appear.”