Natasha Eidson

Jan 21, 2021

Panhandle State Communications

Natasha Eidson Awarded NextGen Under 30 For Oklahoma

Natasha Eidson, Director of Campus Communications, has been named a recipient for the 2020 NextGen Under 30 Leadership Award in the Adult and Higher Education division. The Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 program started in 2010 and has expanded throughout Oklahoma, receiving 7,000 nominees from over 400 different companies and organizations across Oklahoma. Eidson was recognized in the Adult and Higher Education category for her hard work at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

University President, Dr. Tim Faltyn stated, “Natasha has become a respected leader on campus and continues to grow her skills and talents.”

Eidson stated, “I am honored to have received this award, especially at the age of twenty-four. I have always tried to reach high, and I am thankful to have the best team helping me along the way.”

Eidson celebrated two years with Oklahoma Panhandle State University in September of 2020. Her career at OPSU started in 2018 as the Director of Alumni Relations. When the Director of Campus Communications’ position opened in the Fall of 2019, Eidson saw an opportunity to serve the OPSU leadership team through the Communications Department. In addition to her work at Panhandle State, Natasha is a full-time wife and mother while running her own photography business and pursuing an MBA emphasizing in Women in Leadership.

Vice President of Operations, Dr. Ryan Blanton, commented, “Natasha is one of the hardest working people I have ever been blessed to work with. Her dedication to leading and developing is inspiring.”

In October, Eidson attended the “Day at the Capitol” event in Oklahoma City for the 2020 NextGen Under 30 class. Natasha commented, “I was amazed by all of the young men and women that serve all across the state of Oklahoma.” Due to COVID-19, the annual awards ceremony usually hosted in Norman, OK, will be held virtually on January 22, 2021. Tune in to watch the ceremony online at

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