Luke Willman was named Assistant Athletic Director at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in November of 2006 and in July of 2011 was elevated to Director of External Athletic Operations.
Serving as a member of the Athletic Department's senior leadership team, Willman is responsible for marketing, promotions, development, branding, web traffic growth, social media and game operations for all eleven of Southeastern's athletics programs.
also helps manage external communication while planning strategies to increase revenues by establishing and maintaining programs for corporate cultivation.
After graduating from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) in 2002 with his B.A. in Communication-Journalism, Willman came to Southeastern after a decorated career in radio.
five-year soiree in the media, he
was recognized with over 20 awards for his
work in sports, news, promotions and production from a variety of organizations such as the Society of Professional Journalists
, the Press Club of Dallas
, the Missouri Broadcastersâ€™ Association
and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters
In 2010, Willman
brought home a Silver Award for Southeastern
at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) convention in Anaheim, CA.
The award was for the departmentâ€™s Pack The Pit Payoff for the student promotion category in the 2009-10 NACMA
"Best of" Awards national contest.
More than 650 entries were received for the 2009-10 academic year.
In 2011, his
department was nominated for four NACMA Awards.
Then in 2012, Willman
marketing team were nominated for a total of five awards, named a finalist for four, and winner of three.
resides in Durant and has a dog named Sox who he
resuced and named after his
favorite American League baseball team.