Gov. Bill Anoatubby has appointed Angela Wrublewski director of Supportive Programs.
Wrublewski, a Chickasaw citizen, has served the Chickasaw Nation for seven years. In her new role, she is responsible for providing administrative direction, planning, evaluation, budgeting and supervision for programs supporting education efforts.
“Angela Wrublewski understands the essential role education plays to the growth and development of individual Chickasaws and the Chickasaw Nation,” Anoatubby said. “Her education, experience and skills have prepared her well to help provide opportunities to Chickasaw students of all ages.”
Wrublewski has earned a master’s degree in administrative leadership and bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Oklahoma. She also has an associates degree in veterinary technology from Oklahoma State University.
She has previously served as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma State.
Wrublewski initially worked as an administrative assistant in the Head Start program. She later served in Education as an executive assistant, and later a senior project manager.
Wrublewski said she was excited and honored to now be appointed director. She will work with other agencies to administer education programs in public schools. Johnson-O’Malley and the Native Youth Community Program are programs that help students in areas including tuition reimbursement and tutoring. The Oklahoma native is looking forward to supporting citizens and sparking an interest in lifelong learning.
“Education really does help our citizens to go further in whatever they choose to do in life,” Wrublewski said. She is especially proud of the fact that Supportive Programs helps all age ranges and, “that is what is unique about supportive programs. We can benefit in a number of ways.”
Her mindset going into this position is to create a strong team to better serve Chickasaws. She said she was filled with a great sense of pride when she was appointed.
“I look to Governor as an example of servant leadership,” she said.
Wrublewski looks forward to sparking an interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
“There is a shortage of employees in STEM fields,” she said. “If we can do anything to spark an interest from our youngest citizens in those fields that will help in the future.”
Wrublewski enjoys spending time with family and is an active in volunteer for her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta. As a property adviser for the OU chapter, she enjoys advising the college members.
“Having the opportunity to mentor and work with college-aged women is fulfilling in so many ways, and certainly keeps you on your toes,” she said.