Recipients

Following is the list of 2022 Staff Service Award recipients and newest retirees. We're celebrating 118 employees who have enjoyed long and successful careers at UHCL with years of service between 5 and 45 years at UHCL. And when you combine the years from all these employees we have over 1,500 years of service.

Congratulations and thank you to our amazing staff celebrating career milestones and retirement.

5 Years of Service

2016 - 2021

Katherine Adams
Writer/Editor, Marketing & Communications

Donna Alexander
Administrative Assistant IV, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Jaime Bober
IT Business Analyst I, Marketing & Communications

Quinn Bowman
Associate Director, Enrollment Communications, Student Administration Systems

Amber Brown
Associate Professor, College of Education

Catina Chapman
Associate Director, Procurement/Contract Administration, Procurement

Teresa Cochrum
Office Assistant I, Office of Admissions

Marcial Contreras
Coordinator Access Support Team, Accessibility Support Center

Antonio Corrales
Associate Professor, College of Education

Marietta Dahanayake
Accountant II, General Accounting

Kimberly Dodson
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Natalie Fernandez
Academic Advisor, College of Science and Engineering

Leslie Gauna
Assistant Professor, College of Education

Henry Grotewold
Coordinator II, Environmental Health & Safety

Stephen Gruber
Lecturer, College of Science and Engineering

Satya Gudipaty
Department Assistant IV, Pearland Campus Operations

Laura Guerrero
Assistant Professor, College of Business

Dhammika Gunawardena
Graduate Admissions Coordinator, College of Science and Engineering

Khondker Hasan
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Mary Hedengren
Lecturer, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Michael Heerey
Lecturer, College of Science and Engineering

David Hilden
Plumber, FMC-Building Maintenance

Rachel Hoffman
Manager Autism Services , College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Kalanka Jayalath
Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Caroline Johnson
Administrative Assistant II, College of Science and Engineering

Angela Kelling
Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Michael LaMontagne
Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Dennis Lavacca
Maintenance Technician II, FMC-Building Maintenance

Roberta Leal
Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Claudia Lugo
Police Officer, University Police

Kally Luck
Manager Autism Services, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

David Miller
Computing Lab System Specialist II, Office of Information Technology

Kelly Molinario
Senior Academic Transfer Advisor, Academic Transfer Advising

Arfaa Mujeeb
Database & Reports Analyst, Student Administration Systems

Sachiyo Mukherji
Lecturer, College of Science and Engineering

Antonio Murillo
Environmental Health & Safety Technician, Environmental Health & Safety

Joan Pedro
Dean, College of Education

Regina Perez
Telephone Operator, Office of Information Technology

Kristi Rickman
Director, Academic Transfer Advising

Jennifer Roberts
Office Supervisor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Tyler Ronquille
Dispatcher IV, University Police

Nicole Roy
Supervisor, Student Business Services

Unal "Zak" Sakoglu
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Gene Shan
Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Andres Soliz
Senior Grounds Keeper, FMC-Grounds Maintenance

Gerald Strait
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Yi Su
Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Lisa Sublett
Assistant Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Eric Taplett
Electrician, FMC-Building Maintenance

Dorsey Thomas
Director, Student Success Center

Eliseo Torrez
Senior Grounds Keeper, FMC- Grounds Maintenance

Bryan Trevino
Office Assistant III, Office of Admissions

Celia Vazquez
Custodian, FMC-Custodial Services

Kelvin Webster
Corporal, University Police

Patavia Whaley
Senior Academic Advisor, College of Business

Jingshan Xiao
Associate Director Technology and Resource Management,  Neumann Library

Xiaokun Yang
Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering

10 Years of Service

2011 - 2021

Elizabeth Beavers
Associate Professor, College of Education

Lea Black
Division Business Administrator, Enrollment Management

Pradeep Buddharaju
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Tonia Coronado
Administrative Assistant III, College of Education

Tripti Das
Procurement Assistant, Procurement

Lilian Flores
Custodian, FMC- Custodial Services

Jared Goldman
Sergeant, University Police

Mandi Gordon
Senior Research Associate, Environmental Institute of Houston

Nadia Hall
Police Officer, University Police

Brittany Hamilton
Education Abroad Advisor I, Global Learning & Strategy Office

Samantha Houston
Learning Technician Administrator, Office of Information Technology

Amanda Johnston
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Rita Marinez
Office Assistant II, Office of Academic Records

Alex Martynov
Associate Professor, College of Business

Cindy Saltzman
Division Business Administrator, Student Affairs

Christal Seahorn
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Deja Sero
Director, Planning & Budget Office

Abby Varela
Assistant Director, Human Resource Services, Human Resources

Paul Withey
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

15 Years of Service

2006 - 2021

William Amonette
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Leo Chan
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Gigi Daniels
Administrative Assistant II, College of Education

Karen Fiscus
Coordinator Exhibitions, Theater and Cultural Arts

Mark Gary
Senior Library Associate, Neumann Library

Lindsay Humphrey
Manager, Student Publication

Samina Masood
Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Jason Murasko
Associate Professor, College of Business

Zokhrab Mustafaev
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Miriam Qumsieh
Associate Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Wendy Reistle
Coordinator Environmental Education Programs, Environmental Institute of Houston

Felix Simieou
Associate Dean, College of Education

Johanna Smart
Functional Analyst II, Student Administration Systems

Sai Sreerama
Associate Director Business Applications, Office of Information Technology 

Jeff Whitworth
Associate Professor, College of Business

20 Years of Service

2001 - 2021

Hisham Al-Mubaid
Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Robert Bartsch
Program Director, Center for Faculty Development

John Decman
Professor, College of Education

Gokhan Gercek
Professor, College of Business

Alicia Gookin
Department Assistant III, Procurement

Neeta Jambhekar
Coordinator Pearland Library, Neumann Library

Jo Anne Laborde
CAMP Business Development Officer, Center for Advanced Management Programs

Stuart Larson
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Jeffrey Lash
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Yingfu Li
Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Jingjing Ma
Professor, College of Science and Engineering

Tony Ostiguin
Lead HVAC Operator/Mechanic, FMC-Central Plant

Leroy Robinson
Associate Professor, College of Business

John Rodriguez
Director, Support Center, Office of Information Technology

Gene Schwab
Network Specialist III, Office of Information Technology

Michael Smith
Systems Specialist II, Office of Information Technology

Berenice Webster
Executive Associate to the President, Office of the President

Melissa Williams
Associate Professor, College of Business

Xiaoman Zhang
Web Content Specialist II, Office of Information Technology

25 Years of Service

1996 - 2021

A. Allen
Administrative Assistant II, College of Business

Keith Parsons
Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Rosie Pineda
Director, Accounts Payable

30 Years of Service

1991 - 2021

Rebecca Huss-Keeler
Professor, College of Education

35 Years of Service

1986 - 2021

Sadegh Davari
Professor, College of Science and Engineering

45 Years of Service

1976 - 2021

Suzanne Brown
Associate Professor, College of Education

2021 Retirees

Missie Adkins
Senior Strategic Planning Analyst, Planning & Budget Office, 1994-2022

Julia Boses
Associate Director, Financial Aid, 2006-2021

Vernon Bryant
Senior Lecturer, College of Human Science and Engineering, 1989- 2021

Doris Buchan
Administrative Assistant II, College of Business, 2001- 2021

Thomas Cothern
Assistant Professor, College of Education, 2017- 2021

Loretta Derrick
Grant Development Administrator II, Office of Sponsored Programs, 1981- 2022

Kathy Dupree
Executive Director, Campus Operations-Pearland, 1991-2022

Juan Elizondo
Custodian/Material Handler, FMC-Custodial Services, 2017- 2021

Cheryl Evans
Administrative Assistant IV, University Police, 2012- 2022

Dolores Galvan
Manager, General Support Services , 1984 - 2022

Sharon Hall
Assistant Professor, College of Science and Engineering, 1985 - 2022

Carolyn Keller
Administrative Assistant II, Dean of Students-Pearland, 2013- 2021

Sharon Klein
Administrative Assistant II, College of Education, 2003 - 2021

Candace Lehew
Instructional Designer II, Office of Information Technology, 1999- 2021

Constance Lehmann
Professor, College of Business, 2001 - 2021

Matthew Linton
Associate Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, 2000- 2021

Jody Mantell
Supervisor, Interlibrary Loans, Neumann Library, 2003- 2022

Joseph McCormack
Associate Professor, College of Business, 1990- 2022

Lillian McEnery
Professor, College of Education, 1991- 2021

Dawn McInturff
Administrative Assistant II, College of Education, 2013- 2021

Scott McIntyre
Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, 2007- 2021

Kevin McNamara
Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, 1997-2022

Tanya Orndorff
International Outreach Manager, Global Learning & Strategy Office, 2020-2022

Ana Palomeque
Custodian Supervisor, FMC-Custodial Services, 1982-2021

Gerald Reno
HVAC Operator/Mechanic III, FMC-Central Plant, 2015-2021

Rick Short
Professor, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, 2011 - 2021

Jay Tombaugh
Associate Professor, College of Business, 1984-2021

Maria Winters
Administrative Assistant II, College of Science and Engineering, 2002-2022