Back Row: Tilly Clark, Dawn Meyer, Kevin Moore, Neal Cooper, Mary Ann Hellinghausen, Mary Schlobohm, Jennifer Anderson and Frank Valiulis. Front Row: Laura Rosales, Debbie Conley, Jerri Robison, Julie Cantini, Angel Morales and Souby George. (Not pictured: Jacqueline Pope and Philesha Evans).
Question: When will the lobby of the Moody Medical Library have a redux? The desk that library staff sit at is positioned awkwardly for both the visitors and staff. Response (from Library Services and Academic Resources): Thank you for the question. The Moody Medical Library lobby is a great gathering place where faculty, staff and …View full post
Question: Why is the tuition reimbursement program only for RN nursing staff? Would it be possible to provide tuition reimbursement for all levels or titles throughout the institution? Response: (From HR) Tuition assistance is offered in addition to UTMB’s robust benefits programs (for example, medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, etc.). Our …View full post
The following questions were submitted to the EAC prior to the January 27, 2016 Town Hall Meeting. We are working on answers to a few additional questions and will post them as soon as we have a final response. Thank you. Click here to be redirected to our Town Hall Q & A Page.View full post
The following were elected to serve as EAC representatives for Term 2016-18: Academic Enterprise – Bryan Hoynacke, Student Life Office Correctional Manages Care – Pinkee Patel, Stiles Unit Hospitals and Clinics – Jill Bryant, Quality Management Institutional Support – Leslie Blacketer, Field HouseView full post
Your chance to vote for an Employee Advisory Council representative to represent employees within your entity at UTMB will be from Nov. 2 through Nov. 20, 2015. Voting is open to Classified, Administrative & Professional (A&P) and non-teaching staff, excluding residents. To view bios and photos for each candidate within an entity (Academic Enterprise, Correctional …View full post
Town Hall Meeting on January 30, 2015
UTMB President Dr. David Callender hosted a Town Hall meeting on Friday, January 30, 2015, in Levin Hall. He noted some of UTMB’s remarkable 2014 highlights and discussed plans for ensuring the success of UTMB’s mission in the future.
The “Road Ahead” material is online at the Strategic Vision web site: http://www.utmb.edu/strategic_vision/
You can view Town Hall materials here: http://www.utmb.edu/townhall/.
Congratulations to newly-elected Employee Advisory Council (EAC) members. They are:
- Institutional Support: Tilly Clark
- CMC: Angel Morales
- Hospitals/Clinic: Dawn Meyer and
- Schools/Academic Enterprise: Jennifer Anderson
Now through Dec. 1, 2014, is your chance to vote for an Employee Advisory Council representative to represent employees within your entity at UTMB.
Voting is open to classified, Administrative & Professional (A&P) and non-teaching staff, excluding residents.
To view bios and photos for each candidate within an entity (Academic Enterprise, Correctional Managed Care, Hospitals and Clinics and Institutional Support), click on the appropriate tab above.
To vote, click here www.utmb.edu/OLT.
If you are unable to vote electronically, please contact us at empladvc@UTMB.EDU.
The EAC is a peer-elected group that serves to enhance communication for all classified, Administrative & Professional (A&P), and non-teaching positions, excluding residents. The group also serves as a focus group/advisory panel by providing a feedback loop on broad issues and potential new programs that can impact employees.
Elections are held each year to replace members who have served their commitment to the council. Members are elected from four widely-grouped areas within UTMB. For the purposes of representation on the council, the university is grouped in four large segments: Academic Enterprise, Correctional Managed Care, Hospitals and Clinics, and Institutional Support.
Our thanks go to the following members who have completed their commitment: Jennifer Anderson (Academic Enterprise), Janet Gonzalez (Correctional Managed Care), Craig Kovacevich (Hospitals and Clinics) and Julie Cantini (Institutional Support).
The UTMB Employee Advisory Council (EAC) exists to foster bi-directional communication and dialog for all Classified staff, Administrative & Professional (A&P) positions, and Non-Teaching staff, excluding residents. The Council, which is sponsored and endorsed by the Office of the President, works to promote a positive and collaborative work environment that is committed to assessing, prioritizing and communicating employee needs. It also serves as a focus group/advisory panel by providing a feedback loop on broad issues and potential new programs that can impact Classified staff, A&P positions, and Non-Teaching staff, excluding residents. For the purposes of representation on the council, the university is grouped in four large segments: Academic Enterprise, Correctional Managed Care, Hospitals and Clinics, and Institutional Support.
The EAC is looking for four (4) candidates to replace members who have completed their commitment to the council. Our thanks go to the following members who have completed their commitment: Julie Cantini, Craig Kovacevich, Janet Gonzalez and Jennifer Anderson
Nominations will be accepted from October 6 – 31, 2014, with elections starting November 10, 2014 and concluding December 1, 2014. To be placed on the ballot as a nominee for the 2014 elections, complete the following steps:
2. Provide a brief biography that describes your role at UTMB (less than 300 words) and a statement about why you want to serve on the EAC. Include all your contact information (Employee ID#, email, phone number, and department).
3. Provide an up to date professional digital photo of yourself to be placed on the EAC website for review from your peers.
4. Supply a statement of support from your supervisor/manager indicating your ability to devote 3-5 hours each month for the three (3) year commitment period to the council.
5. Email your biographical information, statement of why you want to be elected, supervisor endorsement and your digital photo to Susanne Johnston (email@example.com) by deadline; October 31, 2014.
UTMB President Dr. David Callender hosted a special Town Hall meeting on Friday, October 17, 2014, in Levin Hall to discuss UTMB’s research and clinical expertise in response to Ebola cases in Texas.
State leaders have contacted UTMB to learn from our world-class research on the Ebola virus and our expertise in caring for patients with infectious diseases. UTMB does not have any patients who have Ebola and, at this time, we have not been asked to accept any Ebola patients from elsewhere.
Dr. Callender discussed UTMB’s role and our high level of expertise and preparedness to aid the state in its response to Ebola. To view the Town Hall video, click on one of the links below.
Visit UTMB’s web site for more specific information and facts about Ebola at: utmb.edu/ebola-response.
EAC representatives visited the Provost’s Office on September 2, 2014 and met with Support Staff Professionals on September 8, 2014 to provide an overview of the EAC role, discuss how to communicate concerns, and membership.
In 2013, the UTMB EAC started the employee outreach program called Engage and Chat. These sessions take place across the university with the intent to reach out to as many employee groups as possible. The purpose of Engage and Chat (E and C) is to:
- Introduce employees to the EAC
- Familiarize employees with the role of the EAC
- Advise employees how to become engaged and communicate with the group
If you would like to host an Engage and Chat session in your area, contact your EAC representative today.
EAC members attended the CMC Conference held at the Hilton Americas in Houston on August 12, 2014. The conference was a great opportunity to connect with over 400 CMC employees and share information on the role of the EAC, membership, and how to contact representatives. EAC members also distributed cups, pens and informational cards.
In June 2014, Laura Leal Rosales joined the EAC to fill a vacant position as an Academic Enterprise representative. She starting working for UTMB in August 2012 and is current Director of Sponsored Programs in Research Operations. Her prior work experience includes over 22 years in higher education; having worked in fiscal affairs, auxiliary services and research administration at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) and Texas Woman’s University.
“Having served the employee council for several years at TAMUCC, I am excited to join the UTMB council! I look forward to identifying opportunities where we can make UTMB an even better place to work!”
Laura Leal Rosales, Ed.D., CRA
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs