University System Staff Executive Council (USSEC) - University of Houston
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USSEC exists to support the UHS mission by recognizing staff as an integral part of UHS, to promote UHS staff issues through a positive and meaningful exchange of ideas, to provide a positive collaboration between campuses concerning staff issues, and support the need for system wide staff development.

Our purpose is:

  • To serve as a system-wide forum for staff to work together to find mechanisms for addressing staff issues at all UHS component campuses
  • To represent each UHS staff councils or associations to the Chancellor and the Board of Regents as needed
  • To advise the Chancellor on issues of importance to system wide staff
  • To assist the UH System in the selection of staff to serve on task forces, committees, and subcommittees
  • To serve as the appropriate staff body for the discussion of UHS governance
  • To provide recommendations concerning UHS policies and procedures that affect staff system wide



USSEC Constitution

The University System Staff Executive Council (USSEC) Constitution was accepted and approved July 19, 2006.

The USSEC Constitution (PDF file) is available for download.



The University System Staff Executive Council (USSEC) By-Laws were approved on June 17, 2014.

The USSEC By-Laws (PDF file) are available for download.


USSEC Meetings

USSEC (University System Staff Executive Council) meets quarterly, in conjunction with the UHS Board of Regents meeting.


USSEC May 2023


UH Staff Council Hosts USSEC Quarterly Meeting
30 Staff Council representatives from the UH System universities (UH, UHCL, UHD, UHV) met in person and virtually on Friday, May 5, 2023, at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus.

Staff Council Representation in USSEC

Staff Council has four representatives on USSEC, including the President, the President-Elect, and two members elected by Staff Council.

2023-2024 Members

Whitney Johnson  713-743-4913
DaNesha Allen 832-842-5614
Dr. Karl Hearne 832-842-5091
Brisa Gossett 713-743-0474

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