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July 10th, 2013 Posted in Highlights

College of Education

Higher Education graduate student chosen for national GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy

A first-generation college graduate, Leslie Jimenez wants other students to know that education can change their lives. Jimenez, who expects to earn a master’s degree in higher education from the University of North Texas’ College of Education in August, has been chosen to share her story and become an advocate for education as part of the inaugural class of the GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy. She was one of 30 people from across the country selected for the 12-month leadership academy, a program of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships.

Program gives staff members the EDGE

The President’s Employee Directed General Education (EDGE) program honored its volunteers, donors and participants April 24 – and celebrated an important milestone. The program allows employees to study for their GED and improve basic academic and literary skills while working at the university. Craig Stone, who works as at Tech II in the Facilities department, is the first participant to take and pass his GED.

College of Information

College of Information Ph.D. Alumna Heather Hall receives Outstanding Alumni Award

Heather HallThe University of North Texas College of Information awarded Heather Hall its 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award in a ceremony on April 25, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. Hall earned her doctorate in the Interdisciplinary Information Science Ph.D. program in 2005.

Hall serves as the deputy director of information technology at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). As a certified project management professional, she oversees the DADS Project Management Office and its multi-million dollar project portfolio, as well as helping to manage the day-to-day operations of the IT department at DADS.

After working in the private sector for many years, Hall began her career with the state of Texas in 2001. She has managed several large-scale projects including major system upgrades as well as implementations of new systems. She helped establish a new Project Management Office at the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in 2007 and rebuilt a Project Management Office at DADS in 2010.

Hall said her doctoral dissertation, “Knowledge Management in Times of Change: Tacit and Explicit Knowledge Transfers,” looked at the impact of major transition on knowledge workers and documents. The context of her study was the consolidation of health and human services agencies implemented in 2004 under Texas House Bill 2292—a change of unprecedented size in the state and possibly the country.

In her state career, Hall has managed a number of projects that have used technology to retain or share information either within the organization, among other state and federal institutions, or with the public. In every project, as recommended in her dissertation, Hall includes a knowledge transfer component and/or training, which gets information from the experts who have it and shares it with the workers who need it.

Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in Latin from Baylor University, a Master’s of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Texas.


2013 Football Schedule

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Scrappy’s Pals

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