Personnel (New hires/Promotions)

LISD names Rapp, Talbert to key leadership roles

Tue, May 19, 2015 - 7:36am

Lewisville ISD (LISD) announced Monday at its Board of Trustees meeting that Lori Rapp will be the district’s new associate superintendent of learning and teaching, and Kathy Talbert will assume the role of executive director of special education.                                                                ...

Vroonland leaving Frenship to become superintendent at Mesquite ISD, says release

Tue, May 19, 2015 - 7:34am

The following is a press release from Mesquite ISD:

During a special meeting on May 18, Mesquite ISD’s Board of Trustees named David Vroonland, Ed.D., as the lone finalist for the district’s superintendent position. Vroonland is currently the superintendent in Frenship ISD, a district of more than 8,000 students and 12 campuses located on the southwestern side of Lubbock County.  He has served in that role since July of 2009.

“We are very pleased to name Dr. Vroonland as our lone finalist, given his passion for children and his track record of improvement shown in prior districts,” said Board President Phil...

Miller named College of Fine Arts dean

Mon, May 18, 2015 - 12:19pm

Jean M. K. Miller will assume the position of dean of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University, effective July 1. Miller is currently the dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Miller will replace James Major, who is retiring after serving as dean since 2007. For the month of June, John Walker, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, will serve as interim dean.

Prior to her time at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, Miller served as associate dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. She has held...

Back at UNT

Mon, May 18, 2015 - 9:13am

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has announced its two newest investments, Café Momentum and the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation.

United Way’s GroundFloor program helps fund endeavors that aren’t established or big enough to qualify for its Community Impact Fund grants. It rewards social innovation in the areas of education, income and health.

Café Momentum will receive $70,000 and the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation will get $50,000. They will also get mentoring and support.

Café Momentum, a repeat winner, is a restaurant that provides...

Students take top prize at logistics competition

Wed, May 13, 2015 - 12:34pm

New associate vice chancellor joins system

James Mauldin joined the University of North Texas System as associate vice chancellor for the treasury last month, after leaving his post at the city of Cedar Hill.

He will oversee treasury and debt management operations for the UNT System. Mauldin is a certified treasury professional.

He was most recently the chief financial officer for Cedar Hill, and has worked as the treasurer for the city of Fort Worth and was an adjunct finance professor at Dallas Baptist University.

He started in the position April 27.