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   Spring 2020


Leadership Message: Spring Forward with"2020 Vision"  

As we continue through the spring of 2020, it's an exiciting time of renewal as we continue to upward trajectory of new beginnings throughout the Division, our departments and program areas. 

It's especially fitting that "2020" is an appropriate analogy of "perfect vision," describing our innate ability to strive to be the best in all that we do for each other and through the collaborative partnerships and teams that contribute talent and expertise as we support the University community throughout the many projects and overall initiatives. 

An excellent example of the A&F S.P.I.R.I.T. of Service Excellence was seen during the emergency response effort as a result of the water outage.  From Facilities and UH Dining to Houston Public Media, among many others, the proactive, collaborative team effort provided critical, timely information and continuous support to our students, faculty and staff.   

Be sure to send me your latest news and accolades and let me know how you have embraced our ongoing commitment to go "above and beyond" in your area as together we continue onward and upward--

UH Here We Go! 


Jim McShan
Senior Vice Chancellor and
Senior Vice President


Office of Administration 2019 Highlights Feature "A&F S.P.I.RI.T. of Customer Service Excellence"

Within this overview you'll find milestones, momentum and the visionary "look forward"  in outstanding service for the UH community.

Click here to view the 2019 Highlights.

Houston Public Media Kicks Off 70th Anniversary with New Identity

The celebration of this historic milestone features a refreshed brand and a new five-year strategic plan with groundbreaking plans to Unleash Potential supporting the mission "To inform and inspire for the Love of Houston."

View the Houston Public Media Annual Impact Report 2019 and the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

The UHPD Trading Card Campaign is on! Can you collect them all?

Check out @staycougarsafe and get started for your chance to win as a "co-producer" of safety.

Cover, Toss, Clean!

Click here to learn more about Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the UH Community, including communications, prevention, FAQs and be sure to download the poster for your office area.

What are ShastaBUCKS?

ShastaBUCKS are the easy-to-use, cashless form of payment accessible through your Cougar Card as a convenient option for any cardholder to preload funds to make purchases at any participating on-campus and off campus merchants.

Click here for program details, FAQs and more.

Houston Mayor Turner, UH and Partners Celebrate Pedestrian Ribbon-Cutting

Houston Parks Board, UH and Houston BCycle celebrated the new Brays Bayou Greenway Bridge at the University of Houston and BCycle’s 100th bike share station in MacGregor Park-- a pivotal pedestrian path for the future UH College of Medicine. 


More Than an Access Card!

Your Cougar Card is so much more than just an Access Card! Learn more about ShastaBUCKS and other features available for faculty, staff and students.


On Air: Houston Public Media Hosts PRSA Houston "Behind the Scenes Tour" 

PRSA Houston members received an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the KUHT newsroom and radio stations, as well as an inside look at Houston Matters, to hear from the news team about strategies for achieving higher audience engagement.

UH Recognized by National Weather Service as "StormReady"

The University of Houston was recently recognized by the National Weather Service as being "StormReady," having met the requirements regarding the organizational ability to receive, disseminate and monitor weather warnings through the University of Houston Police Department Dispatch Center and the Emergency Operations Center.

UH Office Champions Go Green!

Learn how your area can become a "Green Office" sustainability champion through the new certification program offered by the UH Office of Sustainability. 


Why I Volunteered to Serve on a NACCU Committee. Two Perspectives, Part 1: From Dr. Emily A. Messa, CASP

Interested in professional development through opporunitites in committee service? Learn from this proactive leadership example, how this  valuable experience can be mutually beneficial across the higher education landscape.

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Esmeralda Valdez Named in TACHE's Inaugural Class of Career and Leadership Development Institute Fellows

As one of twelve Career and Leadership Development Institute Fellows named by the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE), Valdez will participate in a year-long institute to promote Hispanic representation in higher education leadership. She is also the recently published co-author of Bridging silos in higher education: using Chicana Feminist Participatory Action Research to foster Latina resilience.

2020-2021 UH Parking Permit Guide

Learn more about Faculty/Staff parking permit sales process, overall timeline and what's new on the parking landscape this year. 

Click here to read the latest highlights in the monthly blog.

National Nutrition Month Powers Up Wellness   

Join Registered Dietitian Dolores Woods at this month's Lunch and Learn, participate in the Teaching Kitchen, and more in the latest  HR PowerUp Wellness employee newsletter. 

Facilities Semester Magazine: Spring/Fall 2019

Learn more about the Prestigious Global Certification Award, an update on Facilities progress on the Building Cleaning Project, and the numerous awards and recognition in this signature publication. 

Recent Appointments in the Office of Administration

With a robust and evolving portfolio of auxiliary and university services supporting the University’s strong growth trajectory, read about recent additions to the Office of Administration leadership team.

Share your story! 

We want to hear about the latest milestones, achievements. Send us your story ideas, news and accolades.

A&F Accolades

Congrats to Kelly Boysen, Interim AVC/AVP for Campus Safety

Kelly Boysen, director, Office of Emergency Management, was appointed interim Assistant Vice Chancellor/Vice President, Campus Safety, following the  retirement of Assistant Vice Chancellor/Vice President Malcolm C. Davis.  Read more in the recent announcement. 

A&F SPIRIT SPOTLIGHT: Rick Beltran, Assistant Director, Facilities Technology for Compliance, Reporting, and Training

A former U.S. Marine with a law enforcement background, read more about this cyber-security expert's career journey at UH and prestigious global certification. 

UHPD Honored as Top 25 "Safe Campus"

The University of Houston Police Department ranked #13 as one of the top 25 universities that are making a difference in student safety at the Annual Safe Campus Summit, the premier national conference on university safety.

UH Wins Everbridge 2019 Impact Award

The University of Houston Emergency Notification System Workgroup recently received the Everbridge 2019 Impact Award for their unique and innovative use of the Everbridge platform for UH ALERT.


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