Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Cynthia Vleugels

Instructor of Communication


Email: vleugel@osuokc.edu
Phone: (405) 945-6787
330 Learning Resources Center



  • M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma, 2006
  • Oklahoma State Teaching Certificate, Oklahoma Department of Education, 2003
  • B.A., Oral Communication: Broadcasting, University of Central Oklahoma, 1996
  • A.A.S., Journalism and Music, Pierce College, 1993


Media Literacy, Public Communication, Journalism, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Education



Cynthia Vleugels recently joined the OSU-OKC faculty as the Lead Communication Instructor in Fall 2015. Since earning her Master’s degree in Mass Communication, with a focus on Journalism Education, Cynthia has taught Public Speaking, Media Writing, Interpersonal Communication and Human Communication courses at several colleges in the Oklahoma City area.


Cynthia started a career in broadcasting as a teenager in Olympia, Washington by working at a radio station as a DJ. She continued to work in radio while attending college first in Washington, then at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. After graduating from UCO with a Bachelor’s in Oral Communication, Cynthia worked as a reporter, anchor, producer and photographer (sometimes all at once), for television stations in Oklahoma, Texas and Idaho. She moved back to Oklahoma in 2000, and after working as both a DJ and a news reporter at Oklahoma City radio stations, she earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 2006.


She and her husband still operate an audio and video production studio specializing in voice-over work and audio/video projects for the European market.


Cynthia volunteers with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, is a former president of the Oklahoma City Gridiron Foundation and plays Trombone in local community bands. She also enjoys traveling abroad and spending time with her husband and young son as often as possible.

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