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Use or lose deadline is Dec. 31

Employees are reminded that there is a one-year, carry-over limit on accrued vacation time. The “use-it-or-lose-it” date is Dec. 31. Employees cannot carry over beyond this date more than the number of annual vacation days for which they are currently eligible.

If work or medical conditions prohibit the employee from taking their accrued vacation by Dec. 31, the chief administrator of that division can request an extension of one additional year. The chief administrator and the employee must make every effort to schedule and use the accrued vacation in the coming year as additional extensions will not be permitted.

Contact Human Resources at or 210-431-3970 for more information.

Dr. Kahn published in peer-reviewed journal

Hamid Khan, PhD, PE, professor of management published a peer reviewed journal article titled, “Veritable Measure of Leadership Effectiveness: New Perspectives,” in the International Competition Forum (ICF) of the American Society for Competitiveness (ASC) at the annual conference held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24-26. Dr. Khan was elected to the ASC editorial board and the manuscripts review board.

Dr. Khan wins best paper award at conference

Hamid Khan, PhD, PE, professor of management, attended the annual conference of the International Academy of Business Research, held in San Antonio Oct. 30-31 and presented a paper “An empirical study predicting exemplary leadership with an ‘appropriate leadership transactional (alt-)’ style.” Dr. Khan’s paper received the best empirical paper award among those papers presented in the Management track, which was sponsored by the Journal of Management and Marketing perspectives. Dr. Khan also chaired, and was the discussant of Marketing Track, which was sponsored by the Academy of Business Research Journal.

Dr. Khan presents at international conference

Hamid Khan, PhD, PE, professor of management, attended the International Academy of Business and Personnel Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) annual conference held in Las Vegas, Oct. 20-23. As a reviewer of the academy’s manuscripts for publication in its five journals, Dr. Khan was given expanded academic and administrative responsibilities for this conference, where he presented the results of two different empirical research findings:

  • “An empirical study predicting the situationally anchored passive avoidant leadership (SAPAL-) style of leadership for effectiveness.”
  • “The art and science of superior performance: Is it escalating commitment or positive psychology (psychological capital and psychological ownership)?”

Additionally, Dr. Khan served as chair and discussant for the following sessions:

  • Management/ Leadership
  • Management/ Global Management
  • Management/ Leadership/ Production Management

Changes to PO and credit card processing

Finance has changed its procedures for processing purchase orders and credit card payments. Purchase orders need to be submitted two weeks in advance of payment. Credit card expense reports should be turned in at least seven business days prior to the due date of the statement. Items submitted outside these windows may not get processed and paid by the due date which may result in the card holder being responsible for late fees and interest.

These changes are necessary in order to provide sufficient time to review submissions for compliance and proper support and allow clarification on items as needed. 

President’s Council approves additional holidays for 2019-2020 academic year

In recent years, the President’s Council has approved additional holidays for employees at the request of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). SAC submitted a proposal for additional university holidays, which has been approved by the President’s Council.

The following additional holidays have been approved for the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
  • Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 (extension of Christmas break)
  • Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 (extension of Christmas break)
  • Friday, March 13, 2020 (Friday during spring break)
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020 (Holy Thursday)

The university will be closed on all of the above dates.

Update on Thanksgiving Potluck and Staff Christmas party

The Staff Advisory Council has been working with President’s Council to review the results of the Staff Employee Fringe Benefits Survey that was administered at the beginning of the fall semester. While reviewing the results, both groups noticed that the majority of those who responded desired to have employee celebrations during the lunch hour. After several conversations and looking at available dates, the decision was made that the best way to accommodate the desire to hold events during the day was to combine the Thanksgiving potluck and the Christmas party and hold them as one luncheon. The luncheon will take place on Friday, Nov. 22, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Additionally, President’s Council has authorized for all offices to be closed from 12-1:30 p.m. so all staff members can attend the luncheon. More information regarding the luncheon is forthcoming from the Staff Advisory Council.

For more information, contact Staff Advisory Council at

Employee comings and goings–Oct. 14, 2019

The following employees recently joined the OLLU community:

  • Victoria Ogden – Development Officer
  • Laura Quintanilla – Science Tutor
  • Analicia Hernandez – Field Education Administrative Assistant
  • Erica Jordan – Houston Graduate Admissions Counselor

Thank you to the following for their service to OLLU:

  • Regina Romero – Academic Counselor/Adviser
  • Elisa Jones-Martinez – Transfer Coordinator
  • Manuel Camacho – Police Officer
  • Erika Camacho – Assistant Registrar
  • Jessica Gallardo – Academic Counselor
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