The University of Texas at Austin
Hispanic Faculty Staff Association

Tues, May 13: OFFICER ELECTIONS at Noon in GRE 3.120

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2013-2014 OFFICERS
RICHARD HOGEDA became the Assistant Dean in the College of Education on February 1, 2012, and oversees the daily student support functions of the student division of the dean’s office and is responsible for academic advising programs, new student orientation, degree evaluation, study abroad programs and student organizations. Prior to becoming the Assistant Dean, Richard worked as an Academic Advisor in the College of Education since 1998. Before coming to the College of Education, he worked as an Admissions Counselor in the University's Freshman Admissions Center from 1993-1998. Richard has received the James Vick Texas Excellence Award for Academic Advising on two separate occasions and was awarded Sigma Lambda Gamma’s Amethyst Light Award for Outstanding Latino Faculty/Staff in 2011. He received his B.A. In Economics from The University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and his Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Administration from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2002. His wife, Alberta, who is also a UT grad, is an Austin Firefighter. They have two kids: Leticia, graduated from UT in the College of Education, and Richard Jr., is attending ACC.
ROSE PAEZ is Finance Manager in Cash Management. She has been with UT Austin Since 2004. Her primary role is to ensure all of the University’s bank accounts are managed properly. She also is the primary contact for the University’s credit card operations and PCI compliance. Rose received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University, now known as Texas State University. Rose enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is an active volunteer with her local church.
LEEA MECHLING has been a UT employee since 1991. She is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Legal Affairs, Patricia Ohlendorf. She provides a wide array of support to the attorneys in the unit. Leea has been a member of HFSA for many years and has served twice on the executive committee as well as serving as past chair of the Holiday Fiesta Committee and the Election Committee. She has also been a member of the Holiday Assistance Committee and the Scholarship Committee. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her two grandchildren, Beck and Royal. Her hobbies include reading scary novels, collecting music posters, attending music events, hiking and camping with her husband, Henry and their four dogs.
SARA SANCHEZ has been with the university for 10 years and currently works as a Senior Academic Advisor at the McCombs School of Business. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
JORGE SOLIS is relatively new to UT Austin, having previously worked at UT San Antonio. He currently works as a Financial Analyst here at UT Austin. Jorge earned a BBA at University of Yucatan, Mexico as well as as MBA from UT San Antonio. He also earned a MSA from University of Incarnate Word.