A sampling of faculty, staff, student and alumni happenings:
Priscilla Rivas, who earned Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction — learning, design and technology in 2021 and a B.S. in teaching in 2005, has been named principal of the renowned Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston ISD.
Seven faculty members earned promotions, effective September 2021: Virmarie Correa-Fernández to associate professor with tenure, Associate Professor Bradley Davis granted tenure, Kelli Drenner to clinical associate professor, Leslie Frankel to associate professor with tenure, Elsa Gonzalez to associate professor with tenure, Erica Jordan to clinical associate professor, Kayce Solari Williams to clinical associate professor.
Margarita Tovar, a doctoral student in the professional leadership – K-12 program, has been named school improvement and family engagement liaison at Corsicana ISD. She will begin her new position in July. Tovar is currently the principal of Dogan Elementary in Houston ISD.
Taewon Kim, a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program, received the 2021 Award for Student Leadership from the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Socioeconomic Status.