ACTE Announces Oklahoma Chief Development and Diversity Officer as National Award Finalist


September 20, 2022 

Contact: Dominique Frascoia 


ACTE Announces Oklahoma Chief Development and Diversity Officer as National Award Finalist 


ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Joyce McClellan, Chief Development and Diversity Officer at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the 2022 ACTE Region IV Administrator of the Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) educators at the middle/secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities. 

Joyce is currently the Chief Development & Diversity Officer at Tulsa Technology Center. She has been with Tulsa Tech for 15 years and serves on the executive leadership team. She currently leads the Student Placement & Outreach departments. Her team works with industry partners to support work-based learning opportunities for students.  Joyce is responsible for reactivating the Tulsa Tech Diversity Council. Joyce and the DC executive officers provide Diversity & Inclusion training to the district during: onboarding of new staff, professional development days, and in classroom programs.  Joyce received her Bachelor of Science degree from Lincoln University. After earning her Master’s degree at the University of Oklahoma, she taught at Tulsa Community College and Langston University. Joyce received her Doctoral degree from Oklahoma State University in 2006. 

McClellan is one of five finalists for the 2023 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, an award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on November 30, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage. 



About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.