In Good Company
Patricia Rehak joined Victoria College last November as the director of assessment. Her responsibilities have recently been expanded, and she is now the director of institutional effectiveness, research and assessment. Prior to joining VC, Rehak worked for 15 years at Wharton County Junior College, starting as the division chair for technology and business and ending as the instructional assessment coordinator. She is currently working on a doctoral degree in educational psychology and education differences with a major in higher education at the University of Houston's main campus. She also holds a bachelor's degree in education and a aster's degree in psychology, both from the University of Houston-Victoria, along with an associate of arts degree from VC.
Halim Ruiz was recently named the May employee of the month at the University of Houston-Victoria. He is a recruitment coordinator in the Houston regional office and has worked at UHV since 2009. Ruiz received a framed certificate and a $50 gift card.
Keri Farnsworth recently began work as an assistant editor in the publishing department for the University of Houston-Victoria School of Arts and Sciences. Farnsworth coordinates submissions, edits articles and designs pages for symplok, comparative literature and theory journal. Farnsworth previously worked as a tutor at UHV. She graduated from UHV in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in English and is pursuing a master's degree in publishing at the university.
Mark Ward Sr., an assistant professor of communication at the University of Houston-Victoria, gave a research presentation titled "Descriptive to Prescriptive? Building on EC Concepts to Theorize How Persons of Different Speech Communities Can Effectively Communicate" at the June 11-14 Ethnography of Communication: Ways Forward conference in Omaha, Nebraska.
Domingo Villareal recently joined Victoria College managing skills development fund grant programs to help train local workers. Prior to working at VC, Villareal was employed overseas with Kellogg, Brown and Root in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq as an employee relations specialist conducting investigations into fraud, waste and abuse, along with EEOC violations. Before going overseas, he worked at VC as the director of the Educational Opportunity Center. Villareal began his education at VC, then obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Houston-Victoria and a master's degree in organizational management with a concentration in human resources from Dallas Baptist University.