Joy D. Culbreath retired from Southeastern Oklahoma State University after twenty-seven years working in TRIO programs and teaching in the Business Department. Joy is now in her fourteenth year at the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. After directing the Adult Education Program, she became Executive Director of Education and presently serves in that capacity.
Joy graduated from Lubbock High School in 1957. After graduation, she attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University where she received her Bachelorís degree in Business Education and Elementary Education, Master of Behavioral Studies (Certified Professional Counselor) and Master of Administration.
Joy has a great love for children and young people and was recognized by the Oklahoma State Board of Regents as the first recipient of the ìChampion for Student Successî award.