Personnel (New hires/Promotions)

Women’s basketball: Mitchell named as women’s coach

Thu, Apr 9, 2015 - 1:01pm

North Texas is bringing one of its own home in the hope she can re-energize its women’s basketball program.

Jalie Mitchell, UNT’s all-time leading scorer who has served as an assistant coach at the school twice, is returning, this time as the Mean Green’s head coach.

UNT announced that Mitchell had accepted the position late Wednesday afternoon and will introduce her at a press conference at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Apogee Stadium.

Mitchell takes over for Mike Petersen. UNT and Petersen agreed to part ways after his third season at the school, when the Mean Green finished 5-24, extending a drought of nine...

CS3 Technology Hires Mary Anne Giezentanner as Senior HR Consultant

Sun, Mar 22, 2015 - 9:43pm

CS3 Technology is pleased to welcome Mary Anne Giezentanner to the consulting team.

“Mary Anne brings a lot of HR and HRMS knowledge to the table. She really rounds out the team with her smart business process knowledge and practices,” said Brandi Clymer, HR Consulting Manager. “She has a deeper knowledge on the HR side than anyone else on the team. This is proven by the SPHR certification, and allows us to service the client even better.”

Giezentanner certainly has a diverse education background, and has attended both Texas Wesleyan and the University of North Texas. She earned her undergraduate degrees in music...

UNT Briefs

Fri, Mar 13, 2015 - 1:15pm

University hires new diversity vice president

Joanne Woodard, who oversees diversity at North Carolina State University, will come to UNT this summer to be the new vice president for diversity and inclusion.

She will replace Jean Keller, who is the interim vice president for institutional equity and diversity.

In the new role, Woodard will work to develop and implement strategies to encourage diversity, inclusion, access and community engagement.

Currently, she is the vice provost for institutional equity and diversity and the chief diversity officer at North Carolina State University...

Hayes to become city manager in May

Fri, Mar 13, 2015 - 12:36pm

Following an executive session at a Weatherford City Council meeting Tuesday, the council announced the appointment of Weatherford Assistant City Manager Sharon Hayes to the position of city manager, effective May 1. 

Hayes will replace City Manager Jerry Blaisdell upon his retirement April 30.


“I appreciate the opportunity,” Hayes told the council. “I look forward to working with each one of the council members and continuing working with staff. I very much appreciate your confidence in me.”

“Mrs. Hayes was a natural choice for this position,” Mayor Dennis Hooks said. “She is a leader who...

Hawk principal tapped for new job

Wed, Mar 11, 2015 - 8:23am

The Denton school board officially named Susannah O’Bara, principal at Hawk Elementary School, its second executive director of elementary academic programs Tuesday.

O’Bara, 45, will work along side Vicki Sargent, the district’s other executive director of elementary academic programs. Responsibilities include overseeing elementary and early childhood programs and operations, health services and the Extended School Day program.

The elementary academic programs department supervises and evaluates each elementary school principal, assists its assigned schools in developing Campus Improvement Plans and addresses parent...