About Student Affairs
Executive Director of Business Services
Pat Sayles currently serves as the Executive Director of Business Services. She has 24 years of service to the University of Houston. As the Executive Director of Business Services, Sayles is responsible for the administrative, financial and human resources operations for two divisions including budgets and other fiscal and administrative activities.
Sayles began her service to UH with Arte Publico Press, where she worked for 10 years. She then moved to the Small Business Development Center for two years, the College of Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications for two years and then spent eight years as a part of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences team. She has been Executive Director of Business Services for almost two years.
“Over the years, I have seen UH mature as a university,” Sayles said. “The maturity has involved the recruiting of an administration who believes in our mission, recruiting outstanding faculty, an increase in the diversity of our student body and the physical growth and maturity of the campus. It has been a joy to watch.”
Before UH, Sayles worked for her alma mater, Texas Tech University, and also spent six years as an auditor for the Texas Department of Human Services. She grew up in New Deal, Texas, a small town north of Lubbock.