Personnel

Kling named Employee of the Quarter

July 24, 2013
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Kling named Employee of the Quarter

Heather Kling is not accustomed to the spotlight. In fact, she’d prefer to stay behind the scenes if she could. But after recently being named Employee of the Quarter, Kling, program manager, Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs, may have to deal with a little extra attention. The former Army Sergeant First Class and UCCS alum said she was…

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Faculty earn promotions, tenure

July 17, 2013
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Eleven UCCS faculty members were recently recommended for promotion to associate professor with tenure and to the rank of  professor. The CU Board of Regents approved the recommendations June 21. Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure Elaine Cheesman, College of Education Edgar Cota, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Tracy Gonzalez-Padron, College of Business David Havlick, College of Letters, Arts…

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Five join UCCS

July 17, 2013
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Five staff members joined UCCS in June. Their names, titles, department and start dates follow. Amy Booth, site coordinator, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, June 1. Jonathan Radtke, associate manager, Bookstore, June 24. Bradley Plesz, audio visual technician, University Center, June 17. Steve Smith, administrative assistant, Department of Human Resources, June 12. Cynthia Rhoads, program assistant, Department of…

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Two lawyers join UCCS executive staff ranks

July 11, 2013
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Two lawyers join UCCS executive staff ranks

Two lawyers with extensive employment and finance legal experience will share duties as UCCS legal counsel. Jennifer George and Julie Papa will each fill 60 percent appointments as members of the CU legal team assigned to UCCS. Their appointments were announced by Patrick O’Rourke, vice president, university counsel and secretary to the CU Board of Regents. George and Papa began…

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Four join campus in May

June 10, 2013
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Four new staff members joined UCCS in May. Their names, titles, department and start dates follow. Kathryn Horner, academic adviser, Student Success Center, May 28. Eleazar Valenzuela, custodian, Facilities Services, May 22. Arthur Drummond, custodian, Facilities Services, May 20. Brian Mann, administrative assistant, Student Success Center, May 20.

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Four join campus

May 2, 2013
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Four new staff members joined UCCS in April. Their names, titles, department and start dates follow. Robert Block, assistant dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science, April 15. Roberta Robbins, bookkeeper, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, April 8. James Wilson, custodian, Physical Plant, April 29. George Cornelius, custodian, Physical Plant, April 26.

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Open enrollment requires action by all

April 30, 2013
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Open enrollment requires action by all

Open Enrollment, the time when UCCS faculty and staff may make changes to benefits plans, begins at 8 a.m. May 6 and ends at 5 p.m. May 24. The 2013-14 OE is an active enrollment for all medical, dental and vision benefits-eligible employees. If faculty or staff members take no action, they will be automatically enrolled into current plan elections,…

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Hanenberg elected to board

April 30, 2013
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Hanenberg elected to board

Stephanie Hanenberg, director, Student Health Center, was recently elected to serve as a board member for the American College Health Association. Hanenberg will represent Region II which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, as well as Manitoba, Nunavut, and Saskatchewan, Canada. Since 1920, the American College Health Association has linked college…

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In Memory: Norman J. Bender

April 16, 2013
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In Memory: Norman J. Bender

A campus memorial is scheduled for 4 p.m. April 22 in University Center 124 for Norman Bender, professor emeritus, Department of History. Bender, 85, of Colorado Springs, a founding member of the Department of History, died Feb. 15 at age 85. Current and former members of the department including Bender’s longtime colleague Rick Wunderli, professor emeritus, Department of History, and…

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Wiggins named Employee of the Quarter

April 12, 2013
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Wiggins named Employee of the Quarter

Chris Wiggins is used to helping faculty, staff and students from behind the UCCS IT Help Desk. But Wiggins, manager, Computing Services, was thrown into the spotlight when he was named Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2013. The four-year UCCS veteran said he was shocked when the announcement was made at a recent Information Technology Department…

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