Laura Latta, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Dr. Laura Latta is a dedicated educator with experience in pre-K through postsecondary instructional leadership, cross-sector community development, and education research design and analytics. A lifelong Tulsan, Dr. Latta committed her entire career to education and has held leadership roles as an award-winning teacher, professor, school administrator, community coordinator, researcher, and nonprofit director. Throughout her career, she has used her experience to bring together leaders in education, business, civic and community organizations to work collaboratively toward high-quality education and equitable access to learning opportunities for all students, from early childhood through postsecondary.

Dr. Latta holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum from the Jeanine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma, and is a published researcher. As an adjunct professor of education at OU-Tulsa, Dr. Latta upholds a deep commitment to train and prepare the next generation of educators.

In addition to her role as executive director of the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium, Dr. Latta serves on a variety of advisory boards and committees for Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, OSU Tulsa, Tulsa Community College, and Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab–Little Lab. She also serves as an education subcommittee member for the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women (City of Tulsa).

Dr. Latta is immensely proud to have attended three Tulsa-area colleges and universities (Tulsa Community College, Oral Roberts University, and the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa), and is committed to working alongside Tulsa’s higher-education institutions to support student success, work toward equity in outcomes, and expand higher-education opportunities for students.

Sarah Wyatt, Ed.D.

Deputy Director

Dr. Sarah Wyatt is an experienced administrator in higher education and a visionary leader with a passion for strategy and forward thinking. She has held positions at the University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College. With diverse experience working in higher education, Dr. Wyatt has a wide range of skills that include academic support strategies, curriculum development, and project management.

Dr. Wyatt earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from Arkansas Tech University, and a Bachelor of University Studies degree with an emphasis in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University. Throughout her career, she has supported and implemented strategies to bolster student success and retention in postsecondary education. Additionally, her previous research directly aligns with the values and priorities of the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium, and focuses on institutional collaboration, community college to four-year institution transfer, and degree completion.

As a native Oklahoman, Dr. Wyatt is dedicated to improving student success, equity, and educational opportunities throughout the state and Tulsa region.

Aaron Wilson

Director of Programs and Financial Aid

Aaron Wilson is a dedicated education professional with a diverse background in teaching, mentoring, and higher education administration. He has previously held positions at Tulsa Community College and Tulsa Public Schools. Aaron brings a unique perspective and experience from working with students ranging from elementary to college age.

Aaron is a Tulsa transplant through Teach For America, where he taught at Daniel Webster Middle School after he graduated from university. He holds a Bachelor of Biological Sciences degree from the University of Florida, where he specialized in Health Disparities and Electrochemistry.

Brian Cain

Manager of Programs and Partnerships

Brian Cain is a recent college graduate with experience in K-12 after-school programming, debate education and higher-education. As a native Tulsan, Brian committed his undergraduate experience to working at all levels of the education sector in Tulsa. From teaching 3rd graders how to develop arguments to guiding incoming college freshmen through orientation, Brian has been able to leverage his connections and experiences to educate students on how to succeed academically.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Additionally, he earned an Associate of Arts in Political Science from Tulsa Community College. During his summers as a Michigan undergrad, Brian returned to Tulsa to continue his work in the education sector; serving as a TCC Orientation Leader and Debate Coach at Tulsa Debate League.

Brian’s experience as a transfer student greatly informs his passion for ensuring that students in Tulsa are educated on transfer systems and that they have the necessary tools to succeed.

Ha Huynh

Postsecondary Fellow- Tulsa Service Year

Ha graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2023 with a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology. As she was a first-generation college student, she is passionate in the intersection of education, advocacy, and access equity. She is excited to work at the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium during her gap year before going to medical school to pursue her dream of being a physician. She is looking forward to learning more about the nonprofit sector and reducing the knowledge gap of higher education in the Tulsa community.

Justice Jones

Housing Navigator

Justice Jones, a lifelong Oklahoman and proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation, brings experience in harm reduction and housing case management for Tulsans experiencing homelessness. A first-generation college student, Justice earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northeastern State University, and she is currently pursuing her Master’s of Public Administration at the University of Central Oklahoma, slated for completion in Fall 2024.

Following the completion of her Bachelor’s degree, Justice embarked on a career in Outreach Specialist roles, working with Housing Solutions and later assuming positions such as Outreach Team Lead and Programs Director at the Oklahoma Harm Reduction Alliance. Most recently before joining the Consortium, Justice worked as a Policy Analyst, becoming familiar with the challenges associated with homelessness and Tulsa’s housing crisis.

Justice is passionate about ending homelessness in Tulsa, and in this role will be dedicated to connecting youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in Tulsa to housing and other necessary resources.

Sheika Brantley

Housing Navigator

La-Sheika Brantley brings numerous years of experience working with vulnerable populations. Sheika graduated from Tulsa Community College earning her Associates of Liberal Arts and has received Certifications as a RAD PBV Specialist, Housing Choice Voucher Specialist, and Low- Income Housing Tax Credit. Previously, Sheika has provided Case Management and Housing Assistance services for the Salvation Army Center of Hope in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Family Support Services for the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. In her spare time, Sheika enjoys spending time with her family and attending her son’s college football games.