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Staff Council Presidents

Whitney Johnson
2023-2024 Staff Council President

David Frankfort
2023-2024 Staff Council Immediate Past President

Dr. Karl Hearne
2023-2024 President-Elect

Contact Staff Council leadership by emailing

Discover Staff Council Committees

  • Welcome to Staff Council!

    Congratulations on your appointment as Staff Council Representative.

    Take a tour of our Virtual Member Orientation page full of resources new members will find useful. Learn about Staff Council, its committees, and annual programs by watching this orientation video.

    We look forward to working with you for the next 3 years!


General Staff Council Meetings

  • Staff Council General Meetings

    Staff Council General Meetings

    General Assembly meetings are open to all University of Houston Staff. Guests are welcome to join any meeting.

    Staff Council General Meeting
    1st Thursday of the Month
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Virtual: Microsoft Teams

    Visit the Staff Council General Assembly Meeting webpage for meeting dates. 

  • Meeting Etiquette

    Meeting Etiquette

  • Virtual Meetings: Staff Council Team

    Virtual Meetings: Staff Council Team

    Staff Council will continue to meet using Microsoft Team.

    Visit the Staff Council General Assembly Meeting webpage for meeting dates.

    Staff Council Members and guests are encouraged to join the Team meetings using their Cougarnet Credentials in order to access the chat and additional features. 

    Tips on using Microsoft Team

  • Postponed: Face-To-Face Meetings

    Postponed: Face-To-Face Meetings

    At the moment, Staff Council does not hold General Assembly Meetings face-to-face. 

    Other events such as the Staff Council Recognition Celebration, Leadership Retreat, and the Holiday Potluck may take place in-person.

Active Participation

Member Resources

  • Staff Council Office

    Staff Council Office

    Staff Council has a Program Manager to help support Staff Council Members. 

    Program Manager
    Staff Council

    Staff Council Office
    Ezekiel W. Cullen Building
    Room 25, Ground Floor
    Mailing Code: 2018

  • Staff Council SharePoint

    Staff Council SharePoint

    Members are granted access to the Staff Council SharePoint site at the beginning of their term to access and upload documents and resources such as the following:

    • Current and past meeting agendas
    • Current and past meeting minutes
    • Historical archives
    • Past committee reports
    • Staff Council pictures
    • Executive Board Documents (Restricted access to EBoard members)


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  • Staff Council Listserv

    Staff Council Listserv

    Staff Council members are added to a Staff Council listserv to receive valuable communications from University administration, Staff Council leadership, and fellow Council members, including information and resources that members should share with their division constituents.

    Need to contact Staff Council leadership? Email

    Need to send an important message to the Staff Council? 

    • The Program Manager can forward the email on your behalf
    • Staff Council members can use the listserv email address provided in their welcome email
  • Member Forms

    Member Forms

    Please download and complete the Authorization for Use of Image – OGC-SF-2003-02 form and email it to the Staff Council Program Manager.

    Access the Staff Council Member Information Form here (Microsoft Forms)

    Please submit the following forms to the Staff Council Program Manager