Executive Human Resource Development Master’s Degree Program Welcomes Incoming Leaders of Change

The University of Houston Executive Human Resource Development (ExHRD) Program welcomed new students during an orientation and evening reception on Friday, August 22.

The eleven participants in the 2014 class are leaders of learning and change, serving in various capacities across their organizations, with diverse professional backgrounds such as engineering, geology, tax management and human resources. Their employers are as varied as their backgrounds, including Conoco Phillips, Hess, Wood Group Mustang, Toshiba International, BPZ Energy, Applus RTD, Technip, Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Herman, Bechtel, and the Elliot Group.

Recent graduate, Kolby Ivanhoe said, "The executive human resource development program increased my consulting skills and strengthened the ones I already had. By doing that, it has helped me to serve clients better and to be considered a strategic HR partner and leadership expert." Another graduate, Lisa Olmeda noted, "The UH staff is professional, dedicated and committed to the program. The wealth of information and the expertise are invaluable."

The one-year experiential program includes 12 courses, emphasizing immediate workplace application, which makes it unique. The primary delivery format is face-to-face, using Blackboard Learn and Adobe ® Connect, which are well suited for business travelers.

The UH College of Technology at the main campus administers the program and classes are held at UH Sugar Land. For more information about the College of Technology Executive Master's in HRD program, please contact Dr. Consuelo Waight (Program Director) at cwaight@uh.edu or Janet Faulkner (Program Manager) at jfaulkne@central.uh.edu.