David Martinez, Gage Paine, Rick Early and Michelle Rivera at the Division-wide Staff Meeting

David Martinez, Gage Paine, Rick Early and Michelle Rivera at the Division-wide Staff Meeting

Rick Early, Housing and Food Service, David Martinez, University Unions, and Michelle Rivera, Counseling and Mental Health Center, received Texas Parents Staff Merit Awards at the Division-wide Staff Meeting on Jan. 28. Gage Paine, Vice President for Student Affairs, presented the awards. Read how these employees personify the Division’s culture of excellence through their partnership, purpose, progress and participation. Learn more about Rick, David and Michelle.


Randall Ford (right) with Adam Pruett from Claremont-Mudd- Scripps Athletics in the announcers’ booth

Randall Ford, Recreational Sports, served as the public address announcer at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Flag Football Championships held recently in Pensacola, Fla. He also participated in the awards ceremony for the co-rec championship game. By supporting the event as a gold level institutional registrant, RecSports was allowed to send teams, student officials and staff to participate.


Divya Bheda, Gale Stuart and Leslie Kavanaugh in the Gregory Gym Games Room


Gale Stuart, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, partnered with Leslie Kavanaugh, New Student Services, and Divya Bheda, director of institutional assessment at The University of Texas at Austin, to deliver a two-part assessment workshop for Division staff. More than 40 staff members attended the workshops on Jan. 15 and 22. Stuart, Kavanaugh and Bheda coached staff on how to develop strong assessment plans. View the photos.

Elisa at conference

Elisa Ramos (right) with Nikki Laird, assistant dean of students at Salem College and a UT Austin alum, during the ACPA conference.

Elisa Ramos, Office of the Dean of Students, was selected as one of 50 mid-level managers from across the country to attend the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Manager’s Institute. This group explored leadership techniques and identified issues facing higher education.

J. Raymond Schiflett III honored with an award for Outstanding Office of the Year

J. Raymond Schiflett III, Office of the Dean of Students, was honored with at this year’s University Student Legal Services Association – Western Region (USLSA-WR) Annual Conference in San Francisco. The board decided to change the name of The Most Outstanding Students’ Legal Services Office of the Year to the J. Raymond Schiflett, III Annual Award. Schiflett founded the organization in 1994 and served as president for nine years. This honor recognizes his career’s work.