ULV to hire activities coordinator

by Dora Galván
Staff Writer

Fall semester is underway, but the Division of Student Affairs has yet to hire a coordinator of campus activities and commuter programs.

The position has been vacant since Michael Houdyshell resigned in May.

Associate Dean of Student Affairs Ruby Montaño-Cordova has temporarily taken over Houdyshell’s duties.

“Ruby has a game plan to take the primary responsibilities such as the ASF and Greek organizations,” said Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Loretta Rahmani. “We wanted [the position] to be filled by summer, but we haven’t found anyone yet. We hope to get it filled as soon as possible.”

The University conducted a nationwide job search during the summer and University officials made offers to two candidates. Both turned down the job, apparently opting for higher salaries.

They accepted jobs at Azusa Pacific University and Cal State Fullerton, Rahmani said.

Houdyshell wrote in an e-mail, “I did not leave ULV for any reason other than a change in my personal life at the time.”

Houdyshell now holds the position of Director of Student Life at the University of Detroit Mercy.

The coordinator position oversees the Office of Student Life which customarily employs student workers.

Some student workers who worked in the office were left temporarily without work.

“I am just waiting to hear from them and see what they tell me about going back to work,” said junior Julie Carllile a student worker at the office and history major.

New Student Orientation Week was also affected by the vacancy, Rahmani said.

“[Student Orientation Week Leader Coordinators] Greg Hemenover and Jen Newman did an excellent job in trying to coordinate orientation,” she added.

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