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Office of Administration

Emily Messa's Portrait

Emily A. Messa, Ph.D., C.A.S.P.

Assocociate Vice Chancellor & Assocociate Vice Pres. Administration

The Office of Administration is committed to the S.P.I.R.I.T. of Service Excellence for UH Faculty, Staff and Students through a robust strategic planning and capital improvement planning process within an exemplary portfolio of on-campus services ranging across third-party dining, parking, shuttle and bookstore operations among the program areas of Auxiliary and University Services, as well as system master planning through the UH System-wide Public Art Committee, an advisory committee to the UH System Board of Regents, and fundamental initiatives of best practices in sustainability, assessment and evaluation.  

Supported by a dedicated team of more than 100 full-time and student employees and 700-plus contractors, the Office of Administration provides a foundational infrastructure of services for the campus community and also cultivates ongoing growth and proactive master planning of fundamental UH initiatives in collaboration with campus community partners in support of the UH Mission and transformation as an innovative pacesetter for future success.

For all the news and highlights from across the Division of A&F, click here for the A&F Virtual Services Update video and be sure to check out the latest issue of the A&F Virtual Services Newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter click here.

  • Wellness Wednesday

    Wellness Wednesday

    Wellness Wednesday is a social media informational initiative that will further the University's mission to heighten awareness and integrate well-being into campus life. To make a UH community-wide sustainable difference, rotational highlights will include the various physical fitness and mental health programs available at the University and champion for complete mind, body and soul wellness.
  • Stay Cougar Safe

    Stay Cougar Safe

    Congratulations to a few of our Trading Card Thursday’s winners! Stay tuned for more fun games and giveaways coming very soon!
  • You Tube

    You Tube

    Visit our Youtube channel for departmental Updates, celebrations, thank yous and other news from the Office of Administration.

Virtual Services

  • A&F Virtual Services Newsletter

    A&F Virtual Services Newsletter

    For all the news and highlights from across the Division of A&F, click here for the A&F Virtual Services Update video and be sure to check out the latest issue of the A&F Virtual Services Newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter click here.
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    View us on Flicker

    Please visit us on Flicker, reminisce and celebrate what we've acheived.
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    Welcome to Catalyst

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