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Staff Council strives to provide updates to you on the benefits available to all staff on campus. 

Staff Council's Staff Affairs Committee is committed to offering events that are beneficial to the UH staff community. Hear from representatives across campus about programs affecting you and your peers.

Staff Focus: Rising Together - May 19, 2021

COVID-19: State of the UH Community

  • UH College of Medicine partnered with Staff Council to present the “COVID-19: State of the UH Community” health forum on March 11, 2021. Over 150 staff tuned in to learn about COVID-19 statistics, vaccine facts and myths, defining groups 1A & 1B, and EAP Resources: Mental Health Awareness. Visit the Staff Council Resource page for links and downloadable resources. 

    "COVID-19: State of the UH Community" Health Forum
    Thursday, March 11, 2021
    1:00 pm to
    2:00 pm
    Live Streamed on MS Teams

    Please share with us your experience: COVID-19: State of the UH Community Health Forum Feedback

    For more information about this event contact event Co-Chairs Seth Evans and Whitney Johnson.

  • Moderator

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    Stephen J. Spann, M.D., MBA

    Founding Dean, College of Medicine & Vice President for Medical Affairs
    Humana Endowed Dean's Chair in Medicine
    Clinical Professor, Family Medicine

  • Presenters

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    Frene' LaCour-Chestnut, M.D.

    Associate Professor
    Director, Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

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    Bhavna Lall, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Adult Medicine

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    Brian Reed, M.D.

    Chair, Clinical Sciences
    Clinical Professor, Family Medicine

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    Dawn Mopkins, MPH, MSN, RN, COHN-S

    Director, Occupational Health Services

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    Shanequea White

    Staff Council President

Previous Staff Focus

  • 2020 Staff Focus: Dealing with Change in the Workplace

    2020 Staff Focus: Dealing with Change in the Workplace
    Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location: Live streamed using Microsoft Teams Live Event

     

    The University of Houston has an outstanding reputation for student success, teaching, research, and innovation. Recent events have demonstrated the university’s strength in adapting to an on-line/remote environment. This year's Staff Focus event focused on dealing with change in the workplace. 

    Over 700 UH staff tuned in to hear from:

    • President Renu Khator
    • Dr. David Ranshaert, Counseling & Psychological Services, on resources available for staff, click here for slides
    • Courtney Stein, Wellness and Engagement Program Administrator for UH Wellness Program, on Well-being Activators and other programs, click here for slides
    • Russ Hoskens, Assistant Chief Audit Executive, on Cougar Rhetoric, UH's Toastmasters International club for staff, click here for slides
    • Andy Moon, Staff Council President


    Staff also participated in a virtual raffle to win e-gift cards. 

    This event was organized by the Staff Affairs Committee and Co-Chairs Seth Evans & Whitney Johnson.

  • 2019 Staff Focus: Developing a Successful You

    Staff Focus: Developing a Successful You
    Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
    Time: 1pm - 2:30pm
    Location: Room 160, Melcher Hall

     

    We will hear from:

    • President Renu Khator
    • Dr. Patrick Lukingbeal, Director, UH Wellness
    • Reuben Parrish, Assistnant Director, UH Wellness
    • Court Stein, Wellness Administrator
    • Gabe Durham, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability
    • Mea Warren, Librarian, NSM
    • Ruth Wheat, Manager, Talent Management
    • Robert Boudwin, Assistant AD, Marketing and Game Presentation

    Refreshments and treats will be provided.

    This event is organized by the Staff Affairs Committee and Co-Chairs Diane Burkett & Whitney Johnson.
  • 2018 Staff Focus

    Staff Focus Event
    Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Time: 1pm - 3pm
    Location: M.D. Anderson Library, Rockwell Pavilion

    We will hear from:
    • President Renu Khator
    • Reuben Parrish, Staff Council President, on Staff Council updates and accomplishments
    • Janet Clemenson, Counseling and Psychological Services, on resources available for staff
    • Richard Bond, University Ombudsperson, on the Ombudsperson's role for staff
    • Breion Rollins, Human Resources, on the Bright Horizons Backup Care program
    • Andy Moon, Staff Council Past President, on Take Your Child to Work Day

    Refreshments will be served. RSVP for a chance to win a personal training package from the Campus Recreation Center (must be present to win).

    This event is organized by the Staff Affairs Committee.
  • 2017 Staff Focus

    Staff Focus Event
    Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
    Time: 1pm - 3pm
    Location: M.D. Anderson Library, Rockwell Pavilion


    We will hear from:

    • President Renu Khator
    • Andy Moon, Staff Council President
    • Eric Holamon, Assistant Director, Customer Relations
    • Parking and Transportation - COAST Program
    • Chris McDonald, UH Fire Marshall
    • Christina Martinez, UH Food Safety
    • Breion Rollins, UH Benefits Manager and Courtney Stein, HR Wellness Manager Employee Assistance Program


    30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

    In addition to our annual staff focus event, Staff Council will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Hear from members past and present, and celebrate the accomplishments of staff over the last thirty years.

    Refreshments provided during event (desserts and beverages). We hope to see you there!

    This event is organized by the Staff Affairs Committee.
  • 2016 Staff Focus

    Staff Focus Event
    Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
    Time: 1pm - 3pm
    Location: M.D. Anderson Library, Rockwell Pavilion

    We will hear from:
    • President Renu Khator
    • Human Resources
    Refreshments provided during event (desserts and beverages).