Dr. Deena Fisher is the Dean of the Woodward Campus (Northwestern Oklahoma State University). Her responsibilities include teaching, counseling, advising and administration. Born in Elk City, she earned an M.Ed. in both Social Science and School Counseling (Southwestern Oklahoma State University). She holds an Ed. D. in Higher Education Administration (Oklahoma State University) and attended the “Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education” (Harvard). Her positions included Professor of History, Department Chairperson and Upward Bound Counselor.
Deena believes in servant leadership and active community involvement. She serves on several boards including Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women (Governor Appointee), Oklahoma Historical Society, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Museum, Plains Indians and Pioneer Museum, Rotary, Woodward Chamber of Commerce, William S. Key Correctional Citizen Advisory Board, Council of Oklahoma Extended Campus Administrators, Psi Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma, Woodward United Fund, and Woodward Industrial Foundation.
Deena’s accomplishments include 2010 Woodward Citizen of the Year, 2008 Women’s Summit Chairperson (OCSW) and Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma Advisory Board Member (2010). She is a contributing author of an Oklahoma History Textbook and coordinates an Oklahoma History Summer Institute that celebrates local history.
Deena has four grandchildren. She enjoys visiting historical sites, museums and Presidential Libraries.