Division of Administration and Finance News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EXECUTIVE EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS COMING TO A CLOSE JULY 10 Houston, July 6, 2012 – Human Resources announces that the nomination process for Executive Excellence for the Fall 2012 semester will close on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. If there are candidates that you would like to submit or if you are a person eligible for participation in the program, now is the time to complete the nomination process. After a semester break to gather feedback and update the program based upon that input, we are excited to announce the Fall semester timeline and new program parameters. The program will th accept 16 individuals and the deadline for submission of nominations is Tuesday, July 10 at the close of business. Please be sure to refer to the updated requirements for participation in this invaluable program. You can find all of the information needed as well as the nomination forms at: Executive Excellence program information The following are a sampling of testimonials of past participants: “As a result of this program, I have been implementing leadership strategies so my staff is more pro-active in decision making and problem solving. This has created more independent thinking to further our mission in excellent customer service.” “My department benefitted from my expanded network, as they bring concerns to me and I‘m able to get someone on the phone that can really help resolve operations problems quickly. Having a greater knowledge of UH operations now, I’m also able to explain some of the reasons why things happen certain ways. This increases the knowledge base of my staff.” “I find myself being more strategic and less reactive to situations in the workplace. This more purposeful performance of my duties has significantly increased productivity by focusing efforts on the most valuable activities.” “I have been able to incorporate many of the skills and principles learned in the Executive Excellence program into my everyday dealings with those in my department as well as others outside of my department. One specific example is the intentional recognition of the varying personalities using the skills acquired in the program. As a result of my being purposely alert to the personality colors, I’m able to approach or respond to those in my department in a way that takes into account the interactions and assignments that will be most beneficial to team members.” Enhancing the organization collectively, individually. That is Executive Excellence. For questions regarding the program contact: Mindy Stallings, [email protected] or ext. 31338. About the University of Houston The University of Houston is a comprehensive national research institution serving the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. UH serves more than 38,500 students in the nation’s fourthlargest city, located in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region of the country.