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UHD Staff Council Election Results Are In!

The results of the FY22 Staff Council Elections are in! The FY22 Membership Board will begin their term September 1, 2021.

The FY22 term will end on August 31, 2022 with the exception of the President Elect as the term for President Elect is a 2 year term. The FY22 Membership Board will be led by current Staff Council President Elect, Caroline Smith, whose term as president will begin September 1, 2021. Feel free to reach out and congratulate your fellow staff members for opting to represent staff in the upcoming year.

Ambassadors: Academic & Student Affairs

Taheshia Hobbs
Manager, Academic Projects
Academic Affairs

Princess Ephriam
Executive Assistant
Enrollment Management

Maxine Todd
Employer Development MBA Career Counselor II
Marilyn Davies College of Business

Ambassador: Administration & Finance

Stephen Kidd
Supervisor, Labor Shop
Facilities Management

Dan Ko
Video Production Specialist I
Information Technology: Technology Learning Services

Ambassador: Employment Services & Operations

Lauren Jackson
ESO Records Specialist
Employment Services and Operations

Ambassadors: President’s Office and Advancement & University Relations

Sandra Jacobson
Manager, Annual Giving
Advancement & University Relations

Sheryl Taylor
Manager, Print Communications
Advancement & University Relations

The FY22 Staff Council Executive Committee:

Communications Officer

Krysti Turnquest
Project Director, Title V
Accelerated Transfer Academy


Kedrienne Day
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Advancement and University Relations


Edith Arredondo
Library Assistant III
W.I. Dykes Library


Andrew Hannan
Technology Trainer II
Information Technology: Technology Learning Services

Caroline Smith
Assistant Director, Community Engagement and Service Learning


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.