News Archives: Information Technology

HPU announces holiday closure

BROWNWOOD – December 17, 2019 – Howard Payne University will be closed from Monday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 3, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Offices will reopen on Monday, Jan. 6.

HPU’s Office of Institutional Advancement (the Harrison House), located at 803 Center Ave., will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, and Tuesday, Dec. 31, to process end-of-the-year gifts. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, the public is invited to visit the Harrison House during open hours to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with staff. Gifts can also be arranged to be made in person or by contacting Dr. Dale Meinecke, vice president for development, by phone at 325-649-8804 or e-mail at anytime throughout the Christmas break.

HPU’s spring 2020 semester begins on Monday, Jan. 13.

Applications are being accepted for the spring 2020 semester at Howard Payne University ( For more information about HPU, including the wide range of available financial aid options, contact HPU’s Office of Admission at 325-649-8020 or by e-mail at


HPU’s Goode presents paper at conference in Slovenia

BROWNWOOD – August 9, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s Jodi Goode, assistant vice president for information technology services, recently presented a paper on cybersecurity at the Knowledge Management (KM) Conference in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

The international KM Conference, held at Faculty of Information Studies, provides a showcase for the latest research-in-practice that focuses on knowledge management and how it improves and sustains quality in academia, industry and government. The themes for this year’s conference were knowledge management, learning and information technology.

Goode was invited earlier this year to present the paper, titled “Towards empirical exploration of employee’s cybersecurity countermeasures awareness and skills: Differences in training delivery method and program type,” which is considered research-in-progress from her dissertation. She is a doctoral candidate pursuing her Ph.D. in information systems with a concentration in information security from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Engineering and Computing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The paper is co-authored by Dr. Yair Levy, professor of information systems and cybersecurity at Nova Southeastern University.

“KM 2017 was a great experience, with some of the most influential educators and researchers from the fields of information security and cybersecurity in attendance,” said Goode. “I had the opportunity to meet these individuals, receive feedback on my ongoing dissertation research and form relationships that will benefit my work at HPU.”

Dr. W. Mark Tew, provost and chief academic officer at HPU, called Goode exceptionally talented in the field of information technology.

“The campus community relies heavily on Jodi’s extensive knowledge,” he said. “We’re proud she had the opportunity to share with her colleagues around the world.”


Cutline: HPU’s Jodi Goode recently presented a paper on cybersecurity at a conference in Slovenia.