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.