Huntington University’s Arizona Center for Digital Media Arts (HUAZ) announced that Hayden Lozano has joined its staff as a full-time admissions counselor. Lozano’s higher education career started in 2016 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business and communication from Arizona State University.
“We consider ourselves blessed to have Hayden join our HUAZ team. Her experience as a long time Arizona resident, being a graduate of the Arizona school and higher education system combined with an employment background in so many people oriented positions makes her a great fit,” stated Jeff Berggren, Huntington University’s Director of Arizona Operations. “Plus she loves the creative arts which is a highly valued aspect of our university culture.”
Throughout her time spent at Arizona State, Lozano served on Sparky’s Welcome Committee, assisting new students with orientation and navigating through campus life. For nearly five years, she also served in the role of brand ambassador for Disney Consumer Products ensuring that all cast members performed their roles up to Disney standards, and that guests were provided a superb experience within the Disney Stores. Lozano also spent the 14 months prior to joining Huntington as a full-time enrollment specialist for another non-profit university located in Arizona.
As an admissions counselor, Lozano will specialize in recruiting students from Arizona and the surrounding states, as well as represent Huntington at college fairs and high school open-houses. She will also meet with students during their scheduled visits to HUAZ and provide guidance for students and parents as they navigate the college admissions process.
“I know that God has provided me with this opportunity. Being able to work with such passionate, creative, and driven individuals, while combining my love for the arts, has truly been a dream come true,” Lozano said.
HUAZ just began its second year of operation in August with a cohort of 80 students after opening with 18 students in the fall of 2016. The facility, a 30,000 square-foot building, houses bachelor’s degree programs in animation, film production, broadcast media and graphic design. The facility features film and TV studios, high-end computer classroom/labs, private editing suites, a state-of-the-art TV control room, Foley pit, a host of EFP and cinema cameras, and lighting gear for student production work.