TWU names VP of enrollment services
Gary Ray, former associate vice president of enrollment services, is now vice president of enrollment services for Texas Woman’s University.
Chancellor Ann Stuart announced in a campus e-mail that the position was created so the new chancellor will have a cabinet member to advise on enrollment, retention and scholarship support as it becomes more crucial to the university.
Ray had served as vice president of enrollment services since 2010 at the university, and began his new role Saturday.
Students participate in statewide telethon
Members of TWU’s G-Force, a first-generation college student mentor organization promoting access to higher education, will be part of a panel answering phones during a statewide financial aid telethon today.
The College Access and Affordability Telethon will be broadcast in Houston on Univision at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. today, as part of Texas’ Financial Aid Awareness Month activities.
The Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp. and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Boardsponsor annual telethons to provide information to families and students about college financial aid during local news telecasts in English and Spanish throughout the state.
The telethons stress the the importance of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid forms, and callers receive assistance from trained volunteers from the state student loan corporation, the coordinating board, secondary and post-secondary institutions, and community-based organizations.
TWU offers sessions on Executive MBA program
TWU will host information sessions showcasing its Executive MBA program on Feb. 13 in Plano, Feb. 18 in Dallas and Feb. 20 in Denton.
TWU’s Executive MBA program is designed for people in professional or managerial positions who want to enhance their business knowledge and career possibilities. Classes are open to men and women. Many students are able to earn their degree in 15 months by taking courses online and on select Saturdays.
The Plano session will take from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Trinity Room at the Sockwell Center in Plano, at 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd. across from The Shops at Willow Bend.
The Dallas session will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in room 2706 at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences Dallas Center, 5500 Southwestern Medical Ave. in Dallas.
The Denton session will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in Room 101 of the Multipurpose Classroom-Laboratory Building, at Bell Avenue and College Street on TWU’s Denton campus.
Library science society honors TWU educator
Ling Hwey Jeng, director of the TWU School of Library and Information Studies, recently was honored by the Association for Library and Information Science Education with its 2014 Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education.
The award was presented Jan. 23 at the ALISE Annual Conference in Philadelphia.
Jeng began her career in library science 37 years ago in Taiwan as an intern librarian and later served as a reference librarian at the National Tsing-Hua University Library. She moved to the United States to pursue graduate degrees in library and information science, earning both her master’s (1983) and her Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Texas at Austin.