Versia Hodges II

Educational Record: 
B.A. Communications with emphasis in Broadcast Production, Portales, NM (2013)
M.A. Communications, Portales, NM (2016)

Teaching Experience: 
Courses Taught at Lanling Middle School- Changzhou, China-(Aug. 2016-Present)

Courses Taught at Eastern New Mexico University: Portales, NM
Interpersonal Communication & Public Speaking (Aug. 2014- May. 2015)

  • Educated 145 undergraduate students
  • Compliance with FERPA student privacy laws
  • Compiled syllabi; identified additional resource materials and course related websites
  • Prepared and proctored examinations
  • Evaluate student performance and grade all course work
  • Scheduled and maintained regular office hours to tutor and advise students

Professional Activities: 
Founder of Skylar Inc., 2015-

  • Designed and created a selection on 25 T-shirts
  • Conduct creative assessments, demographic analysis, inductive styling, and technological platforms

Marketing Consultant Intern, Trust for Public Land, May-July 2014

  • Shortlisting and presenting creative assets for team review, particularly project and program photography
  • Sorting and archiving marketing samples
  • Assisting with philanthropy outreach—creating mail merge files & collating and preparing materials
  • Collating and circulating new marketing materials
  • Ordering and distributing materials from head office

ENMU Liberal Arts & Sciences Student Fees Board Representative, 2013 & 2015

  • Part of a 15-member board overseeing $1M budget
  • Evaluated financial needs for all university departments
  • Assessed departmental budgetary histories
  • Recommended fund allocation protocols
  • Proposed budget cuts to maximize financial resources

Production Coordinator, KENW PBS New Mexico Station, 2011-2013

  • Coordinated lights, audio, and video
  • Selected shooting locations as they were taped on-air
  • Synchronized and cooperated with students and faculty
  • Managed production set-up for the nationwide shot Creative Living

Creative Activities:
Art Exhibition: Break Through, 2015
Sidewalk Chalk Competition: 2015 (Judge)
Art Exhibition: Now You See Me, 2014
Radio Drama: A Budding Connection by Amethyst Collins, 2014

Black History Month: The Black Project (2015) & African Diaspora (2016)

Servant Leadership:

  • Amazon Warehouse (2015)
  • Toastmasters International (2015)
  • ENMU International Club Representative (2014-Present)
  • Impact HUB Seattle Member (2014)
  • Black Stone Gallery Host in Los Angeles (2013)
  • ENMU Physical Plant: Carpentry, Plumbing, Fire Alarm Systems, Electrician (2012- Present)
  • Athletic Trainer (2011-Present)

Featured Publications: 

  • “Student talks cultural pride, issues” (Portales News Tribune, 2015)-
  • “ Q & A: Hodges wants to be spark” (Clovis News Journal, 2015)-
  • “Portrait of the Artist as a Graduate Student” (ENMU HoundBytes, 2014)-


  • Art Teaching
  • Lecturing
  • Oral English Teaching