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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.