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Employee comings and goings – May 13, 2019

The following employees joined the OLLU community in late April:

  • Andrew Morales – Police Officer
  • Mark Sanchez – Police Officer
  • Manuel Camacho, Jr. – Police Officer

Thank you to the following for their service to OLLU:

  • Pierre Sanchez – Student Accounts Specialist – Receivables/Cashier
  • Alan Baxter – Golf Head Coach
  • Jayme Agozie – Instructional Designer
  • Bert Mikosh – Systems Administrator

Human Resources hosting supervisor training

The Human Resources Office will be hosting Professional Development for supervisors on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in Providence Hall, West Social Room. During this time, the following training topics will be covered:

  • Managing Diversity at OLLU
  • Leadership Styles and Teambuilding
  • Supervisor Communication Skills: Understanding Your Personal Style and the Styles of Those Around You
  • Having Difficult Conversations in the Workplace
  • How to Deal with a Difficult Employee

Guest speaker will be Dave Moore from Moore Motivation, LLC, who will present his captivating and inspiring keynote. Topics addressed during that time will include:

  • Become a Leader Worth Following
  • Leaders vs Bosses
  • Importance of Communication
  • Wake Up and Win!

Lunch will be provided with a special presentation from Raven Applebaum, Board Certified Attorney in Labor and Employment Law with OLLU’s legal counsel Ogletree Deakins

To RSVP or for more information, contact Erika Ramirez at 210-434-6711, ext. 7003 or

Seats are limited so an RSVP is required to attend. 

Set up Inteview Exchange account for evaluation completion

The OLLU Human Resources Office has granted access to all staff and faculty to the newly developed 90-Day and Annual Staff Evaluation process through Hirezon: Interview Exchange “Performance Review” Module.

Employees should check their email to ensure they received the notification that access has been granted to Hirezon: Interview Exchange that will be required to utilize the module for the upcoming 2018-2019 evaluation period.

If the email notification was not received, employees should check their junk or spam boxes. See instructions on how to access account and how to change a password if necessary.

For more information, contact Ariel Ruiz at 210-434-6711, ext. 6797 or at

Dr. Grovijahn receives service-learning award

Dr. Jane Grovijahn, associate professor of Theology and Spiritual Action, received the Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education Instruction award. This was presented at the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education on April 4. The Gulf-South makes up 12 states in the southeast region of the United States.

The Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism (CSLV) nominated Dr. Grovijahn for this award because she continuously demonstrates engaged teaching methodologies and strong service-learning course integration, potent benefits to students, collaboration with community partners, and a sustained commitment to the service-learning pedagogy and community.

2019 summer hours begin May 20

Summer hours will begin Monday, May 20, and will continue through Friday, Aug. 9. Official university summer office hours will be Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Full-time employees are expected to work a nine-hour day Monday-Thursday and a four-hour day on Friday. Staff who normally work Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. are permitted to leave on Friday at noon. However, all full-time employees will work 40 hours every week and are required to take a minimum of 30 minutes for lunch.

Examples of some summer scheduling hours include:

  • 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, with an hour for lunch, and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday (or any combination to equal four hours: however, the office will be open 8:30 a.m.-noon).
  • 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, with 30 minutes for lunch, and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday.
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, with an hour for lunch, and 8 a.m.-noon on Friday.

The various combinations of flexible schedules listed above are permitted as long as the office has staff employee coverage from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-noon on Fridays. Please know that the actual schedule for each employee requires approval of the supervisor. Additionally, some departments such as Campus Police, IT Helpdesk and others, may not follow the summer schedule as necessary coverage is required after normal business hours.

Summer Hour Exceptions:

The following are exceptions to the above summer hours schedule:

  • The week of May 27- 31 – since the university will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day, the university will be open regular hours Tuesday, May 28-Friday, May 31 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
  • The week of July 1-5 – since the university will be closed Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day, the university will be open regular hours Monday – Wednesday, July 1-3 and Friday, July 5 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).

*Other exceptions are Lake Days scheduled for the summer. Lake Days will continue as scheduled and offices associated with Lake Days will remain open after noon if those days fall on a Friday. The rest of the university offices will close as scheduled.

Nominations now open for 2019 staff awards

The Staff Advisory Council’s award selection committee is currently seeking nominations for the annual staff awards. Employees are encouraged to nominate a coworker who goes above and beyond in their service to the OLLU community.

One recipient will be selected for each award. Click on the award name below to view the nomination form and criteria.

Anyone can nominate a colleague. Questions can be emailed to

Completed nomination forms should be emailed to by Friday.

Awards will be presented during the faculty and staff dinner on April 25.

Professor Khan presents during IABD conference

Hamid Khan, EdD, PhD, PE, professor of management, gave a peer reviewed presentation at the annual conference (April 3-5) of the International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD) titled, “Studying the Exemplary: Predicting Exemplary Performance of Leaders/Academicians Utilizing the Concept of American Exceptionalism.” He also was elected as commentator and discussant for the All Academy Session of IABD on Protectionism and International Trade.

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