Assistant Director, University Health Services
Susan is an Assistant Director at University Health Services and the chair of the UT Wellness Network. In her role, Susan provides strategic leadership over the campus health promotion and wellness initiatives and oversees UHS’ public information team, assessment efforts, diversity committee, and nutrition services. Susan completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas with a B.S.E. in Community Health and then went on to earn a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University. Susan is active in the American College Health Association and has served in several leadership positions in the organization.
Associate Director, Division of Recreational Sports
Jennifer serves as the Associate Director for Communication and Development for Recreational Sports. Her connection to the Wellness Network began in 1999 when she started at UT RecSports as the Fitness/Wellness Director. Although she no longer works in the daily operations of that program, her interest in fitness and the important role physical activity plays in wellness has driven her to stay involved with the Wellness Network. Jennifer earned both her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Master of Science in Sports Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Instructor and is active in the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association.
Work-life Balance and Wellness Manager, Human Resource Services
Claire is responsible for overseeing the HealthPoint Wellness Program. In this role, Claire promotes existing programs and plans, develops, coordinates and evaluates new comprehensive, population-based work-life balance and wellness programs. Based on health data from the University, she supports the implementation of wellness programs, practices and policies that enhance personal well-being, job satisfaction and recruitment and retention efforts. Prior to working at UT Austin, Claire most recently worked at the City of Austin where she was a Health and Human Services Program Coordinator managing the Business Group on Health for Austin employers and helped to facilitate the Mayor's Fitness Council of which UT Austin is a member. Prior to her work in Austin, Claire worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. Claire holds her Masters of Public Health from Emory University and her Bachelors of Arts from UCLA.
Assistant Director for Prevention and Outreach, UT Counseling and Mental Health Center
Katy is the Program Director for Prevention and Outreach for the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center. In this role, she oversees the conceptualization, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive, campus-wide initiative to promote the emotional well-being of students. Prior to this, Katy coordinated a childhood obesity prevention program in New Mexico, worked as a sexuality educator and grassroots organizer for a non-profit in Montana, and was a Rural Community Development Specialist for the Peace Corps in Belize. Katy obtained her Bachelors of Social Work from Valparaiso University in Indiana and went on to earn a Master of Social Work and a Master of Public Health from New Mexico State University.
Director, Student Ombuds Office
Kouang enjoys working with students and engaging them in transformative learning. He believes that where there is conflict, there is opportunity for growth and development. Kouang is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. While at Oregon, he also obtained his Masters in Conflict and Dispute Resolution. He is a trained facilitator, mediator, and believer of constructive dialogue.
Communications Director for Student Government Executive Board
Colton oversees the Communications Executive Staff, public and media relations, and all outreach initiatives for Student Government. Colton is a Nutrition Science major and is involved in a number of campus organizations including Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Texas Interfraternity Council, and University Leadership Network. Colton is from Alvin, Texas.
Director, Human Resources, Division of Housing and Food Service
In her role as Director of Human Resources, Melanie oversees the human resources functions for over 1,100 Division of Housing and Food Service staff. DHFS focuses on a culture that encourages and supports healthy lifestyle choices. Melanie completed her Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas State University. Since completing her degree, she has continued her education and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Society of Human Resource Management. Melanie values the benefits of staying active and sharing with others the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.