News Briefs 07/19/04

<strong>Cops to car hop in upcoming fundraiser</strong>

Normally, having a police officer approach your open car window is far from a pleasant experience.

But, several UTD police officers and members of UTD’s Law Enforcement Post #883 hope to change that perception in an upcoming fundraiser.

The officers and Explorers will serve as car hops from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., July 31, at the Sonic restaurant located just north of the intersection of Coit Road and the President George Bush Tollway.

Tips and donations generated through the fundraiser will benefit the Officer Bernard Parsons Memorial Scholarship Fund. The $1,000 scholarship – to be awarded to a UTD student this fall – is named for the late UTD officer who was killed in a South Dallas traffic accident on May 25, 2003, as he was commuting to work at UTD.

Additionally, UTD police will use the funds to plant a tree on campus along with a plaque recognizing Parson’s numerous contributions to the university and community.

For more information on the fundraiser, contact UTD Officer Terry McCurry at 972-883-2331.

<strong>Shuffling continues in Student Affairs</strong>

The shuffling of roles in UTD Student Affairs continued in early July, as administrators continue to restructure the division in the wake of former Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Sias’ departure in May.

Rubye Jones, assistant to the vice president for administration and student affairs, has announced she will be leaving UTD July 23 to reunite with Sias as a vice president for student affairs at Kentucky State University. Jones came to UTD in 1996. Sias left UTD in May to assume the presidency at Kentucky State in Frankfort, Ky.

Current UTD Career Center Director Sue Sherbet has been appointed to serve as interim assistant to the vice president for student affairs. Sherbet will serve as an ombudsman for students in dealing with Student Affairs and will focus on furthering the division’s emphasis on effective customer service as well as continuing to enhance staff development.

Associate Career Center Director Michael Doty has been named to serve as the interim director for the Career Center.

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