Shannon Cunningham is UHD's Director of Academic Scheduling and Integrated Services.
Shannon approaches her work at UHD holistically, knowing that any one change, however seemingly routine, affects other functions and the people overseeing those functions. Design and delivery of successful services means fine-tuning solutions that consider different academic departments and student groups (one size does not fit all). Shannon allows solutions to change over time because past success is not a predictor of future success.
During her long tenure at UHD, Shannon successfully implemented UHD's first electronic reserves system in the UHD Library to better serve students learning at a distance. As UHD's first Facilities Information Manager, she structured this new State-mandated position, led UHD through a successful audit, and became a lead academic space auditor in the State of Texas. Within the Enrollment Management Division Shannon introduced and rolled out UHD's first web management systems for academic catalog and curriculum management.
Shannon leads complex, high profile, and sensitive projects in the areas of academic scheduling, catalog management, institutional calendaring, and commencement ceremonies.
Shannon has served the UHD community since 2004, first using her MLIS degree as a Distance Education Librarian before shifting into enrollment administration. Prior to UHD Shannon worked in the corporate sector supplying knowledge-based research and benchmarking data to Fortune 500 companies as well as non-profit institutions.
Shannon enjoys Live music with friends! The only thing better for Shannon is roller skating on the streets of Houston.
Master of Library and Information Science - Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Bachelor of Arts, Honours English Literature - University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada