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GEAR UP Program Now Has Office Location at SWOSU

Jay Garrett DeckerSouthwestern Oklahoma State University has a new program located on the Weatherford campus.

Even though GEAR UP is not new to Oklahoma, it is the first time that the program will operate from the SWOSU campus.

Jay “Garrett” Decker is the College Specialist/Coach for GEAR UP, a federal grant through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Decker will work primarily with high school and college students in Clinton, Woodward and Duncan. Other GEAR UP coaches work with students from Ada, Durant, Claremore, Skiatook, Jay, Locust Grove and Tahlequah.

Decker’s job as a college coach is to help students get the most of their educational experience and to point them to resources that will help them persist through college.

Decker can be reached by emailing or 580.774.6005.