The ASE Education Foundation has named Virginia Oden as its newest assistant vice president, according to a recent press release.
Oden carries experience as a recruiter in the automotive and healthcare industries. Prior to coming on as assistant vice president, she was a transportation program specialist with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, where she established relationships both in the private sector and with educational organizations.
Throughout her career, Oden has worked with instructors and industry professionals to develop strategies for recruitment and training. She has collaborated with local, state, and national organizations to provide employment opportunities for Oklahoma schools and students.
As the Foundation’s assistant vice president, Oden will be highly involved in working alongside the organization’s field managers, industry partners, state and national educators, and career and technical education (CTE) organizations.
“Virginia brings an extensive background in recruiting and retention with her, and she will play an instrumental role as we continue to expand our program offerings and address the industry’s need for more entry-level technicians,” said ASE Education Foundation President Mike Coley.