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April L. Rowsey

April L. Rowsey

Lecturer, Baylor University

 April L. Rowsey

Having spent more than 15 years working in Relationship Management and Marketing Communications, April Rowsey now enjoys coaching MBA students to personal success in Management Communication, a core course in the Baylor MBA program, and Strategic Communication, a core course in the Baylor online MBA program.  Just prior to joining Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, April served as Senior Advisor for FRG matters at the 63rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) at Fort Drum, NY and worked closely with teams of military and civilian leaders to innovate and implement numerous high impact programs. For her dedication, impact, and service, she’s received the Public Service Commendation Medal (the fourth highest public service decoration the United States Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian) on three separate occasions.


Vanderbilt University, M.Ed. – Human Resource Development

Baylor University, MBA

University of Arkansas, B.S. – Business Administration


University Announces New Director of Civil Rights

The University of Dallas has announced a new director of civil rights, Luciana Milano. Milano, who has a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard College and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, began her new role on Oct. 12.

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Donors Endow Philosophy Scholarship in St. John Henry Newman’s Name

“This is the first time we’ve had a scholarship in honor of a great Catholic intellectual — and now, within the last year, saint,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, by way of introducing the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship in Philosophy recently endowed by alumnus Matthew Hejduk, MA '98 PhD '06, and his wife, Julia Hejduk, Ph.D. Julia was a colleague of Hibbs during his time at Baylor University, where she teaches in the Classics Department.

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Former Teacher, MFA Alumna Explores Memory, Pursues Art Full Time

Michelle Cortez-Gonzales, MFA ’20, was a Fort Worth ISD high school teacher with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Texas at Arlington when she decided to go back to school to get her master’s. At the recommendation of a friend, she visited UD, and knew immediately from the wooded area around the Art Village, the architecture of the buildings, and the faculty members she met that UD was the place for her.

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