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Business Office Staff

Vacant
Office Assistant 2

Suite 312 SR1
713-743-3399

Job Duties

  • Receptionist to department main number and office
  • Assists others with filing and faxing
  • Distributes mail and packages
  • Assists with ordering office supplies
  • Other duties as assigned

Sarai Hernandez

Sarai Hernandez
Assistant To The Chair

Suite 312 SR1
713-743-2943
shernandez20@uh.edu

Job Duties

  • Handles the chair’s calendar, purchasing and travel arrangements
  • Takes minutes for faculty meetings
  • Coordinates departmental events
  • Coordinates promotion and tenures
  • Coordinates faculty hiring and folders

Marsha Braxton

Marsha G. Braxton
Travel Coordinator

Job Duties

  • Creates travel requests
  • Processes travel reimbursements
  • Field camp travel arrangements
  • Field trip travel arrangements

Keshia Groggs

Keshia Groggs
Payroll/HR Coordinator

Job Duties

  • Posts vacant positions (staff)
  • Processes paperwork for new hires, job changes and terminations
  • Processes time sheets
  • Handles payroll reports
  • Handles effort reporting

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Mariela Raudales
Payroll/HR Coordinator

Suite 312 SR1

mgraudal@central.uh.edu

Job Duties

  • Posts vacant positions (staff)
  • Processes paperwork for new hires, job changes and terminations
  • Processes time sheets
  • Handles payroll reports
  • Handles effort reporting

Lee Ann Carroll

Lee Ann Carroll
Financial Coordinator 2

Suite 312 SR1
713-743-3385
lacarroll@uh.edu

Job Duties

  • Purchases research and teaching supplies
  • Pays invoices
  • Processes non-travel reimbursements
  • Processes monthly P-card reconciliations
  • Manages property/space inventory
  • Processes work orders
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Handles cash deposits

Jennifer Dowell

Jennifer Dowell
Asst. Dept. Business Administrator

Suite 312 SR1
713-743-0317
jddowell@uh.edu

Job Duties

  • Serves as a resource in determining allowable grant expenditures
  • Reconciles grant cost centers
  • Assists with no-cost extensions and following up on anticipated amendments or awards
  • Assists with close outs and transfers to residual

Keah Walker

Keah Walker
Department Business Administrator

Suite 310A SR1
713-743-6492
kcwalker@uh.edu

Job Duties

  • Manages department business, IT, and administration staff

Graduate Academic Advising Staff

Karen Maldonado

Karen Maldonado
Academic Advisor 2

Suite 312B SR1
713-743-3401
kaluna@uh.edu

Job Duties

For all Geology graduate students:

  • Advises current and prospective graduate students
  • Provides information on application status, financial aid and prerequisites
  • Provides course information
  • Processes student petitions

Jim Parker

Jim Parker
Academic Advisor 1

Suite 312B SR1
713-743-6750
jlparker9@uh.edu

Job Duties

For all Geophysics and Atmospheric graduate students:

  • Advises current and prospective graduate students
  • Provides information on application status, financial aid and prerequisites
  • Provides course information
  • Processes student petitions

IT Staff

Jason Ognosky

Jason Ognosky
Microsystems Analyst

Suite 312 SR1
713-743-3276
jaognosky@uh.edu

Job Duties

  • Handles all desktop support for faculty, staff and student offices
  • Assists with annual software updates
  • Assists with IT equipment on departmental property inventory list
  • Other duties assigned

Jay Krishnan

Jay Krishnan
Sr. Systems Administrator

Suite 312 SR1
713-743-1385
jkrishnan@uh.edu

Job Duties

  • Departmental direction and full design, installation, implementation, support, training, systems and IT security administration, management authority for computational facilities/staff
  • Administration of datacenters with several high-performance compute clusters, large capacity storage farms and numerous computer labs and a myriad of other IT equipment
  • Management of Help Desk Support for over 300+ users and junior IT staff
  • Interface with senior management to formulate budget, direction of IT, purchasing decisions