ENID, Okla. — Northern Oklahoma College announced Thursday morning that Raydon Leaton, the head Jets baseball coach, will serve as the new Enid campus vice president.
Leaton's first official day as vice president will be Aug. 8, 2019, according to an NOC release. The role previously had been filled by Ed Vineyard since the campus first opened nearly two decades ago. Vineyard retired earlier this year.
“I’m pleased that Raydon has accepted the responsibility of leading NOC Enid,” NOC President Cheryl Evans said. “He is respected internally at Northern and in the wider Enid community. He is a man of integrity, and I am confident that he will help guide NOC Enid in a positive direction with a focus on recruiting new students and helping the institution fulfill its mission in the Garfield county area."
"Raydon cares about students and their success and I’m certain that he will bring his strong work ethic to this new role resulting in great outcomes for the campus and the community.”
Leaton joined NOC-Enid in 2000, tasked with starting up the Jets baseball program, as well as teach in the college's business division, the release states.
Reporting directly to Evans, Leaton's new duties will include, providing "leadership in the planning, organizing, and follow through of the Enid Campus’s educational offerings for NOC," according to the release. Each fiscal year, he will also teach six instructional hours.
“I want to thank Dr. Evans and the search committee for the opportunity they have given me," Leaton said. "I look forward to continuing to work with faculty, staff and administration in this new role of helping students achieve their academic goals.”
Originally, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Leaton received an Associates of Science degree in business from Connors State College, Bachelor of Science degree in business education from Oklahoma State University and a Master of general education degree in computer business applications from the University of Central Oklahoma.
When he is not on the baseball field, he enjoys traveling with his wife, Stacie, who is coordinator of testing for NOC Enid. He also enjoys volunteering at the Enid Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.