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Hodges joins University Policy Office

Valerie Hodges, Policy SpecialistValerie Hodges, right, has been appointed policy specialist.

Hodges brings two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector from her time with the North Texas Commission, an organization that works with local governments, industry, higher education and chambers of commerce on economic development and other projects across the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Hodges first project will be to meet the UNT System Board of Regents’ mandate that all university policies be updated and converted to a new format by August 2011. She then plans to build a more efficient, transparent and collaborative policy technology system and partner with policy departments at UNT Dallas and the UNT Health Science Center to ensure consistency in university policies.

She will also lead in reorganizing the Policy Advisory Group. The group is comprised of individuals from various departments at UNT and its mission is to review and rewrite policies.

The University Policy Office, in collaboration with policy owners, develops, oversees and maintains the university’s policy process; facilitates the development, review, approval, and maintenance of university-wide policies by partnering with policy owners to create, revise, and distribute university-wide policies; and acts as the official repository and point-of-contact regarding university-wide policies.

“It’s going to be very rewarding and challenging, and I’m looking forward to it all,” Hodges says.

Hodges earned a master of arts in urban affairs and a master of public administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Posted on: Thu 14 April 2011

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