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David M. Penn

Director of Student Engagement

Student Life


SU 306

(580) 745-3197


B.A., Communication Studies, Kent State University
M.Ed., Leadership and Educational Organizations, American Intercontinental University


David Penn is the director of student engagement in the Department of Student Affairs at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Penn is responsible for providing support for 70+ campus organizations by advising and assessing student organizations in leadership development and education, event planning, policy interpretation, fiscal accountability, and citizenship development; planning, implementing, and evaluating student transition programs including The Big Blue Experience, Camp SE New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, Move-In, and the training and development of the Savage Storm Orientation Leaders; and serves as the financial manager and budget administrator for all programming and office budgets for Student Life, including budgets for student employees, student organizations, orientation, and special events. Penn has been in his current position since December 2022.