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.

Director of Strategy & Operations

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.

Brian Cain

Postsecondary Fellow- Tulsa Service Year

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.