Sydney Wood, Employee Relations Specialist
It’s been said by many, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” A motto that consistently makes me reflect on how I can improve, whether that be in my personal life or at work. I’m lucky enough to work in an environment full of people who have that same dedication to improvement. A constant . . .
Erin Logan, Title IX Coordinator and Director of Student Conduct
What is your background?
Growing up, my dad worked for the airlines, so I had the opportunity to live in Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida. Finally settling into life in my early 20s, I found the University of West Florida in Pensacola, where I earned my undergraduate degree in public relations and a graduate degree in educational leadership. After completing . . .
Paige Buchanan, Recruitment Specialist
We are excited to announce this year’s Employee Referral Winner. Congratulations to Crimson Mason, administrative assistant in the Modern Languages department, on winning a reserved parking space for one year. Thank you for referring Kressley Werth, our new administrative assistant in the History and Geography department, to UCO. We are incredibly . . .
Mary Deter-Billings, Manager of Employee Relations
Each year, Employee Relations conducts a review of current UCO policies and updates as necessary in partnership with those who manage the policy. In an effort for these policy changes and modifications to be more accessible to the campus community, a page has been set up on The Hub to showcase exactly what changes took place during the policy review. . . .
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. See upcoming events below:
Leading through Adversity Q&A
Join . . .
Stephanie Edwards, Manager of Web Strategy and IT Communications
2021 is flying by and now is the time to make sure you are on track for completing your annual required training. Log into the UCO Learning Center to access your assigned learning, view/print your Learning Transcript and track personal learning.
For more information on how to access the UCO Learning Center and your required annual trainings, check . . .
Kristi Archuleta, Professor of Organizational Leadership, Adult Education and Safety Sciences
The UCO Faculty Senate typically holds meetings the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. The fall meetings for 2021 begin the second Thursday of September, Sept. 8. Due to fall break, the October meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12 (pending Faculty Senate approval). The November meeting is Nov. 11 and in December . . .
Ellen Schmidt, Master Electrician, Mitchell Hall Theater
Did you know that in addition to our Staff Senate committees, senators also represent us on university-wide committees?
Current university-wide committees include:
- University Planning Council: Senator Edwards-Johnson
- Inclusive Community Response Team Advisory Council: Senator Wimmer
- Committee on Diversity: Senator Wimmer
- Employee Insurance Committee: Senator Beezley
- Mission, Vision, and Values Task Force: Senators Delaney, Beezley, and Wallace
Some previous university-wide committees with Staff Senate representation include:
- Branding Initiative
- Business Continuity Oversight Council
- Committee for University IT Project Prioritization
- Communicator’s Council
- Employee Assistance Program Committee
- Employee Wellness Committee
- Healthy Campus Leadership Team
- Oklahoma Higher Education Employee Insurance Group
- Professional Development Advisory Committee
- Transformative Learning for Employees Task Force
- Transportation and Parking Committee
- Web Accessibility Higher Ed Project Team
The Staff Senate held a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 3. The guest speaker was President Neuhold-Ravikumar. The Stakeholder Relations committee introduced SSR-2021/2022-001. Committees are scheduling their meetings and are in conversations . . .
Dr. Amanda Putnam
Associate Professor & Chair
Dr. Chunghyeon Seo
Dr. David Rehfeld
Donna Nigh Department of Advanced Professional and Special Services
Dr. Erin Logan
Director of Student Conduct & Title IX Coordinator
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