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November 2023 - University IT Presents Systemwide Facilities Standards at EDUCAUSE Conference

UIT Eduation Presentation

Last year, University IT and colleagues from UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown, and UH-Victoria completed an ambitious project to establish uniform standards for IT facilities throughout the UH System. It was a colossal achievement — the four universities have 780 facilities in 11 categories.

In October, Rex Gillit, who led the project, and Shyamala Ramalingam represented UH and UIT when they presented a poster showcasing the project methodology, tools, techniques and the results at the prestigious international EDUCAUSE Conference 2023 in Chicago. The duo were scheduled for two 45-minute presentations, but the interest generated by their topic "Are Unified Standards Possible for IT Facilities Systemwide?" kept them engaged with CIOs and other IT professionals for more than two hours each time. Learn more about UIT’s presentation.

November 2023 - HR’s Talent Development Team offers DISC Workshops to Students

UH HR Talent
The Human Resources Talent Development team has been going above and beyond this fall semester by helping UH students get a head start on their interpersonal communication skills.

Senior Talent Development Specialist Vivian LoDuca has offered one-hour DISC workshops to Student Ambassadors every semester since the spring of 2022. During these meetings, students learn about their communication styles and how to tailor them to communicate more effectively.

April 2023 - Cougar Card Services at NACCU Conference in Austin, TX


Cougar Card Services Director Rosie Ashley and Cougar Card Coordinator Daisy Del Fierro attended the National Association of Campus Card Users conference in Austin. Ashely and Del Fiero led a roundtable at the conference where the duo spoke about how Cougar Card Services uses data to validate adjustments to their operations. Additionally, Ashley collaborated with Josh Bodnar from The Ohio State University and Laurie Harris from Duke University to talk about how the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) can help a college assess its campus card program.

April 2023 - Auxiliary Services at NACAS South CX Conference in Dallas, TX


Auxiliary Services members were present at the NACAS South CX conference in Dallas, TX. The group took part in educational sessions that focused on operational areas to develop skills in areas such as management, leadership, innovative technology, revenue generation, and sustainability.

April 2023 - EOS at Resource Fair Go Teal Event

EOS tabling
The Office of Equal Opportunity Services held a tabling event at the university’s UH Goes Teal Resource Fair. EOS talked to attendees about sexual assault resources and support available to campus community members. The fair coincided with April’s designation of SAAM, or Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

February 2023 - UH CONCISE Program Kicks Off Partnership Engagement

February 2023 - UH CONCISE Program Kicks Off Partnership Engagement

Facilities/Construction Management, Parking and Transportation, the University of Houston Police Department, UH Athletics, Fire & Life Safety, and other UH departments met in February to discuss a new program aimed at helping the university facilitate better partnership collaboration from a logistics standpoint. 

The UH CONCISE (Connecting Our Neighborhood Community Infrastructure with Stakeholders Engagements) Program aims to facilitate collaboration with community partners regarding significant UH events, large construction projects, or any major initiative that is significant to UH. Learn more about this new program.

February 2023 - Human Resources CDD Training

February 2023 - Human Resources CDD Training
Human Resources held a Coaching, Discipline & Documentation training in February as part of their ongoing CDD training series. The training lasted two hours and was intended for those in managerial roles to effectively develop their employees through coaching, management, and, when applicable, discipline. Managers will learn to distinguish between coaching and discipline using day-to-day processes to help their employees recognize specific opportunities to improve and understand expectations. Learn more about HR’s CDD Training sessions.

February 2023 - Bicycle Rack Spring Cleaning

UHPD Winter Leadership Retreat

Facilities/Construction Management and the University of Houston Police Department continued to clean up the bicycle racks to maintain an adequate number of bicycle parking spaces on campus and maintain the overall aesthetics of our campus. Read more about this effort and how you can register your bicycle with UH Parking and Transportation.

February 2023 - #Walk30@UH Aims to Get the Campus Community Moving

walk 30

HR Power Up Employee Wellness, in conjunction with University of Houston organizations, UH Population Health, UH Campus Recreation, UH Wellness, and the Houston nonprofit Fit Houston, has launched the #Walk30@UH initiative.  

The community-wide initiative encourages the campus community, from UH faculty, staff, and students, to walk 30 minutes daily. The initiative kicked off on February 8, when the five organizations convened at Lynn Eusan Park. Read more about this initiative

February 2023 - HR Talent Acquisition Promotes Hiring Initiatives

HR Training

Human Resources TalentAcquisition is on the move promoting hiring initiatives through community engagement. Nikki Duncan, Ed D, Director of Talent Acquisition & Development had the distinct honor of presenting to Women Veterans on why they should consider careers in higher education. Duncan gave them examples of the many different careers that are represented in higher education from skilled trades, engineers, academic advisors, accountants, security, and many more. 

This presentation included how to apply for the positions within higher education, hiring processes, and the importance tailoring their resumes to positions in which they are applying for. This Women Warrior Wednesday LinkedIn live presentation was sponsored by the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium and the Military Women's Collective. 

February 2023 - A&F Celebrates and Acknowledges Black History Month

af-black-history.jpgAdministration and Division departments celebrated Black History Month in many ways in 2023 with programming, events, and activities. From UH Dining featuring black-owned restaurants in their cultural event series, to Houston Public Media programming showcasing black stories. Read more about how Administration and Finance celebrated Black History Month.

January 2023 - UHPD Winter Leadership Retreat

UHPD winter retreat

The UHPD Winter Leadership Retreat is an annual event for UHPD supervisors and managers to come together to reflect on the previous year's lessons, accomplishments, and to discuss important topics that will shape the direction of the department in the coming year. Read more to learn about what topics UHPD discussed in their retreat.