Trisha Van Duser, EdD, was named executive director of Student Services, a new position at the Health Science Center. Van Duser will continue to oversee all student service offices, programs and activities. In her new role she also will coordinate assessment efforts and budgets and program planning initiatives for the division of student affairs.
Alan (AJ) Randolph was named executive director of Enrollment Services, also a new position at the Health Science Center. In his new role, he will oversee the enrollment service units (Financial Aid and Office of the Registrar). He will also take the lead in developing technical advances to support the Student Affairs operations. Both were effective on Aug. 3.
Darlene Ryan, executive director of TECH Fort Worth, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Business Incubation Association. Her three-year term begins Oct. 1. The National Business Incubation Association is the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship.
Samantha Page, customer services representative, and the UNT Health Call Center team recently helped save a patient's life. The team helped a patient through a very difficult time and, as a result, the patient and provider sent out a "thank you" to the Call Center. This is just one such example of the results of a customer service initiative launched recently, called WOW (What Others Want), in order for staff to put the patient and their families first in every possible situation.
The UNT Health Science Center Police Department received a $4,000 incentive grant as the Fort Worth District winner of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Click It or Ticket It Memorial Holiday Mobilization campaign that ran May 18-31. The grant was awarded for participation, increased enforcement and community education throughout the campaign. During the campaign, the UNTHSC Police Department wrote more than 100 tickets for seatbelt violations. The grant will be used for equipment and training. The UNTHSC Police Department will also participate in the Labor Day Impaired Driving Campaign that runs from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7.