Personnel (New hires/Promotions)

Texas university's VP of diversity and inclusion to earn more than any governor

Fri, Jun 26, 2015 - 12:51pm

The University of North Texas (UNT) is paying its new vice president of Diversity and Inclusion a salary that exceeds that of any governor in the country.

UNT recently announced the hiring of Joanne Woodard for the new position. Woodard comes to UNT from her position as Vice-Provost of Institutional Equity and Diversity at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Woodard will earn a yearly salary of $205,000 for her work.


Basketball: UNT hires staffer with school ties

Thu, Jun 25, 2015 - 1:28pm

Long before Todd Shelton became a highly successful high school basketball coach, he made the short drive to North Texas to try to secure his first big break in the coaching business.

Shelton had just finished his playing career at Texas Wesleyan and was interested in working a summer camp at UNT for former Mean Green coach Johnny Jones.

“I will never forget it,” Shelton said. “I waited outside the office until coach Jones came out.”

The two chatted about Shelton’s time growing up in New Orleans and how he watched Jones during his tenure at LSU, where he played and worked as an assistant and now is the Tigers...

Mesquite ISD hires ten new administrators

Thu, Jun 11, 2015 - 1:25pm

The Mesquite ISD school board approved the contracts for eight new assistant principals during their regular meeting Monday. With their contracts approved, Suzanne Langston, Nakisha Cluff, Jennifer Keltner, Gabriel Luna, Terry Riley, Ashly Cochran, Shane Jensen, Matthew Besherse, Kelley Prewitt and John McCutcheon will join the district’s administrative team under the direction of Superintendent David Vroonland, who was also officially hired Monday.


Hope Cottage elects four new board members

Thu, Jun 11, 2015 - 10:31am

Hope Cottage, which celebrated its 97th birthday June 1, has elected four first-term board members: Jerry Holbert, Heather Kahlfeldt, Jason Means and Omar Seikaly.

They join a 13-member board and will serve three-year terms with an option to renew for a second three-year term.

“I am particularly pleased that each of the new board members is an adoptive parent,” said Hope Cottage CEO Sonyia Hartwell. “They have a special commitment and depth of understanding that will serve the agency well.”

Holbert, president and chief...

USD Ed. School Names New Dean

Mon, Jun 8, 2015 - 12:17pm

Donald R. Easton-Brooks of Eastern Oregon University has been named dean of the School of Education at the University of South Dakota, starting June 22.

Easton-Brooks spent two years at Eastern Oregon in La Grande as a professor and dean of the Colleges of Business and Education. He is a 1988 graduate of Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He received his master’s degree in early childhood special education at the University of Colorado at Denver in 1995 and earned his doctorate in education leadership and innovation from UC-Denver in 2006. Easton-Brooks’ research and...