Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Convocation: At UHD, We Are Making a Name for Ourselves!
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Last week's Convocation was truly memorable. My wife, Celina, flew in from Santa Fe and visited for a few days. She came to meet faculty and staff and to attend the Convocation. A very good friend of ours, Alice, who lives in Kemah, drove up to be there too. They enjoyed the event and meeting faculty and staff afterwards.
The program began with very good presentations by both Karen Alfaro, president of the Staff Council, and Michelle Moosally, president of the Faculty Senate. Both presentations spoke about the importance of their two organizations. Karen encouraged staff to attend the meetings and get involved in the Staff Council. Michelle explained the important issues that the Faculty Senate is addressing.
I welcomed everyone and introduced some of the heroes of UHD, students, faculty, and staff who are doing exciting work and helping UHD to make a name for itself.I stressed that UHD has a wonderful opportunity. We can define who we are. We will tell our story. We will pride in the institution by stories of the great things are faculty, staff, students, and alumni accomplish every day.
I spoke about the challenges and the opportunities. Take the time to view the video and let me know what you think of the presentation. Also, if you haven't responded to the President's Survey, please do.
To complete the survey online, go to the survey or fax your comments to UHD President at (713) 221-8075.