Erika Cerda, Director of Employee Relations
Today was a hard day.
I’ve been saying that a lot lately. I feel unsettled, slightly outside of myself. Have you convinced yourself you have COVID-19 during an Oklahoma allergy attack yet? Just me? Are you super drained by all of the bright-siding and encouragement to use this time as a personal growth project? Confused about whether . . .
Justine Kendall and her husband welcomed their first baby girl, Hendrie Kate Kendall, into the world April 8, 2020.
What is your background?
Before working at UCO I worked at Managed IT Services managing, monitoring and maintaining various business networks. This allowed me to get my hands on differing networks of varying sizes and increased my hardware and software knowledge exponentially.
Tell me how you first got involved at . . .
Fran Petties, Director of Talent Development
Now that many UCO employees are starting to settle into working remotely, the HR Talent Development team would like to encourage you to build time for professional development into your daily work schedule. There are numerous ways to develop and enhance your skills while working remotely. Many departments across campus have been . . .
Katie Saylor, Benefits Specialist
We’re 5 months in to 2020, and things have never been crazier. Possibly the perfect time for a staycation? I think so—especially for employees who have maxed out their vacation accrual. Take a minute to check your leave hours and remember that employees are strongly encouraged to take at least one consecutive, weeklong vacation . . .
Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications
The Office of Information Technology, in coordination with UCO Esports, assisted in planning and supporting a high school esports recruitment event in March, in the Nigh University Center Ballrooms on Central’s campus. The single-elimination tournaments, which spanned multiple video game titles, and community events was marketed to Edmond . . .
Jakey Dobbs, Learning Innovation Architect
The UCO Young Professionals Faculty and Staff Association (UCOYP) serves as a resource group to connect and support professionals in their careers at UCO through networking, professional development and community engagement opportunities. UCOYP is open to any employee at UCO, no matter their age or experience level.
A list of upcoming virtual . . .
Dawn Kaiser, Manager of Inventory and Receiving
The UCO Staff Senate met Tuesday, April 7 via videoconference. SSP 2019/2020-002: Chosen Name Policy was presented to the Senate for debate. The proposal was voted on and passed unanimously. You can view this proposal in its entirety on the Staff Senate . . .