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Impact Learning Advisory Committee

Contact Information

Executive Director:
Poonam Gulati Salhotra, PhD

Program Coordinator:
James Bjacek, MPA

Mailing Address:
University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)
One Main Street, OMB-S417
Houston, TX 77002

Office ​Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Closed on holidays. ​​​

Department Email:

Charge for Impact Learning Advisory Committee

  1. Review and advise upon mission and goals of the Impact Learning Office
  2. Provide ideas on projects and activities associated with approved High Impact Practices (HIPs), with particular focus on internships, undergraduate research, study abroad, and service learning
  3. In subcommittees, review and approve faculty applications for projects
  4. Advise on budget allocations for the approved HIPs
  5. Offer input on strategies to integrate HIPs into the curriculum and increase faculty engagement
  6. Offer input on assessment strategies for activities of the Impact Learning Office and reporting tools of interest to the UHD community; review annual assessment reports and offer feedback as needed


2023-24 Advisory Committee Membership

Committee Chair
Poonam Gulati-Salhotra     Impact Learning Office
Affiliated Offices
Claudia Baba



Office of Study Abroad

Caroline Smith



Community Engagement & Service


Cheryl Dowie     College of Business
Priya Jayansankar     College of Business
Travis Crone     College of Humanities & Social Science
Anthony Ramirez     College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Shannon Fowler     College of Public Service
Natasha Perez     College of Public Service
Janusz Grebowicz     College of Science & Technology
Benjamin Soibam     College of Science & Technology
Lea Campbell     Institutional Effectiveness
Alejandra Castellano     Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Greg Dement     Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence
Lisa Gonzales-Hatfield     Main Career Center
Brett Hobby     MDCOB Career Center
Tremaine Kwasikpui     Student Activities
Roberto Regas     College Advising Center
Mia Norfleet     UHD Student
Emeka Nzenwa     UHD Student
Keith Cornelius     Community Partner
Kristi Honore     Community Partner