Staff Spotlight: Gary Acosta

Admissions Counselor People may forget what Gary Acosta says or what he does but they never forget how he makes them feel. As a self proclaimed “big introvert,” Acosta, an Admissions Counselor at UHD, meets hundreds of people each year and is surprised to find they remember him years later. However, with his friendly smileContinue reading “Staff Spotlight: Gary Acosta”

Faculty Spotlight: Judith Quande, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics “The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling,” – Fabienne Frederickson Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Judith Quander found her passion and made it her calling. She became an educator, but not only an educator—an educator to future educators. ”You know It’s your passion because everything elseContinue reading “Faculty Spotlight: Judith Quande, Ph.D.”

The career benefits of a PMP

By Lianne Tucker Getting your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can be a big next step in your career. Although it can be a time-consuming and difficult task, it is most definitely worth it. A PMP is an internationally recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute. It is a designation given to professionalsContinue reading “The career benefits of a PMP”

Kick into high gear with these success habits

It is never too late to be what you might have been. —George Eliot It’s never too late to get started on success in your career or in your personal life. The Ladders website offers these tips for moving forward: • Start small. Don’t set too many big goals for yourself. Instead of eating healthyContinue reading “Kick into high gear with these success habits”

2022 Contribution Limit Rises to $20,500

The IRS announced on November 4 that employee 403(b) and 457(B) contributions for 2022 will top off at $20,500—a $1,000 increase from the $19,500 cap for 2021 and 2020. Plan participants age 50 or older next year can contribute an additional $6,500. This is unchanged from 2021. To make changes to your 403b, log in to your Retirement@Work account. IfContinue reading “2022 Contribution Limit Rises to $20,500”

New Employees

Staff          Sheila Ortega-Calvillo – Success Advisor Academic Advising Jamie Guzman – Success Advisor Academic Advising Sam Byrd – Assistant Director, Executive Communications Advancement and University Relations Rebecca Castillo – Coordinator Articulation and Matriculation Registrar Lance Daniels – Security Officer Police Craig Loper – Manager Videography Advancement and University Relations Samantha Salazar – Administrative Assistant IIContinue reading “New Employees”

Fall/Winter Kudos Recipients

SEPTEMBER RECIPIENTS Career Development Center Lisa Hatfield Financial Aid Theresa Sterling Technology Learning Services LaShone Harvey University College Jemma Sylvester-Caesar OCTOBER RECIPIENTS Arts & Communications Noel Fallon College of Business Maxine Todd Jiselle Wilson Enrollment Management Percy Sandel Facilities Management Grace Curd Graduate & International Admissions Chelsea Koutroulis Humanities & Social Sciences Myisha Williams JoselinContinue reading “Fall/Winter Kudos Recipients”

Upcoming ESO Events & Trainings

Talent Development For more information on a specific event or training, please click on the associated link. For events or trainings without links, watch The HUB Digest for event announcements. Professional Development March March 9 – Decision Making and Creative Problem Solving 10-11 a.m. March 23 – Time Management and Productivity 10-11 a.m. April AprilContinue reading “Upcoming ESO Events & Trainings”

What is Prior State Service, and how does it affect me?

Definition: State service credit is earned when you work for a State of Texas agency or a public institution of higher education (as recognized by the State of Texas). In most instances, this does not include community colleges, 2-year colleges, or school districts. Process: Benefits-eligible employees with prior Texas State employment must complete the PriorContinue reading “What is Prior State Service, and how does it affect me?”