UH Staff Council

The University of Houston Staff Council is an advisory body to the President of the University and t

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The UH community is invited to attend a virtual Workplace Conversations event sponsored by the Staff Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

In honor of Women's History Month, the focus will be on HERStory: Women in Leadership and will include discussions with Dr. Rheeda Walker, UH Pyschology Professor, Dr. Erika Henderson, UH Assoc. Provost, Laura Ortman, CEO Cologix and Angela Cox, Regional Sales Matrox Graphics.


This year marks the 25th anniversary of Cougar First Impressions! Volunteers are needed in two-hour shifts at various locations to answer questions, provide directions and distribute free water bottles during the first two days of fall semester, Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 22 and 23.


The annual university-wide election for Staff Council representatives is open now through Friday, July 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m. Vote online at AccessUH. 🗳


UH Human Resources’ CATALYST Learning Programs in partnership with Staff Council present a special professional development webinar. Staff will learn competencies dealing with strategic collaboration, social and emotional awareness, career progression, and future planning through the lens of change. “Developing Competencies Through Change” is the first event in the new Staff Affairs Professional Development series by Staff Council.


Take Your Child to Work Day is back on campus for 2022! Register your child or children for one of six exciting and fun programs hosted by University of Houston departments on Friday, June 10th. Parents/guardians must remain with children for the entire day.


Staff Council in partnership with presents “A Book Drive for Kids” at the University of Houston. Books Between Kids is a non-profit organization serving Houston’s at-risk children by providing them with books to build their own home libraries. Donation sites are located in E. Cullen, Agnes Arnold Hall, and Technology Bridge. Donate new and like-new books for Pre-K through 5th grade students.


Save the Date for UH Take Your Child to Work Day 2022! More information to come.


Do you know a UH staff member that deserves to be recognized for their hard work and dedication? The UH Staff Council has launched our new Staff Awards program and invites you to nominate an outstanding co-worker or team.


Please join the University of Houston's Arab-American Educational Foundation Center for Arab Studies and UH Staff Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on Thursday, April 28 at 12:00 pm CT (10:00 am Los Angeles / 1:00 pm New York / 6:00 pm London / 8:00 pm Jerusalem) in celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM)!

The 2022 NAAHM Webinar, "Arab American Women: Voices from the Grassroots," will feature contributions from Dr. Nadine Naber (Professor of Women University of Illinois Chicago), Mary Harb (Principal Founder, Palestinian American Women's Association), Dr. Zeina Zaatari (Director, Arab American Cultural Center, University of Illinois Chicago), and Jehan Hakim (Chair, Yemeni Alliance Committee).

Please register for this event here: bit.ly/aaefcas. Link will be in bio.

This virtual event is open to the public!

For more information, please contact: [email protected] and [email protected]


This year’s Spring Egg Drive-Thru will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in front of the Cullen Performance Hall. Volunteers will hand out goodie bags with toys and treats for children. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will make an appearance. Register to pick up a goodie bag.


UH Human Resources in partnership with Staff Council invites you to attend the upcoming informational session to learn more about the Alternative Work Arrangements (Interim) Policy.

Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 9:00 am - 10:00 am.

Registration link in the comments.


UH Human Resources in partnership with Staff Council invite you to attend one of the upcoming informational sessions to learn more about the Alternative Work Arrangements (Interim) Policy.

Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 9:00 am - 10:00 am.

Registration links in comments.


Join us as we journey through the stories of Women in Leadership at UH featuring: Dr. Elizabeth Gregory, Hope Pacheco, MSW, and Dr. Tiffany Bitting. We will discuss workplace disparities, maintaining a work-life balance while pursuing a post-graduate degree and what focuses took priority as they advanced their careers here, at the University of Houston.


Don’t forget! 📝 The Staff Council scholarships application period is open. 🐾


University of Houston including University of Houston at Sugar Land and University of Houston at Katy will be closed Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, due to inclement weather. UH expects to resume normal operations Saturday, Feb. 5. We hope you and your family stay safe and warm and exercise caution if you must travel.


Reminder! The Staff Council General Meeting is today at 1:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!


Repost via uhcdi Join us for this year’s MLK Celebration. This observance is an opportunity for the UH community to celebrate and reflect on the legacy and life of the prolific civil rights leader. And did y’all see who we have coming for the commemorative celebration? 👀 Visit the link in our bio for more information!


After careful consideration, we have decided to implement a soft opening of classes, similar to the fall 2021 semester, for the first two weeks of the spring semester (Jan. 18-30).

Our campus and offices, particularly student-facing services, will remain open. Residence halls are open and new residents will move in as planned.

Classes will start as scheduled, however, professors may change the format during the first two weeks.

Learn more: https://uh.edu/president/communications/communicae/2022-0107-spring-semester-decisions/


The annual Staff Focus event will take place on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 1 pm. Tune in to hear remarks from President Renu Khator and Staff Council President DaNesha Allen. Shawn Lindsey, AVC/AVP for Media Relations will serve as moderator. ⤴️


Happy Holidays from Staff Council! May your holiday season be filled with joy!


Join us on January 26th for our next Workplace Conversation featuring Harry E. Johnson, Sr. and learn more about the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC! RSVP link in bio.


In the season of giving we are thankful to our fellow staff members and friends of staff who have generously supported our fundraising efforts. If you would like to make a gift to support Staff Council initiatives visit the link in our bio.

Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet 11/25/2021

Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet Relax and enjoy this University of Houston-themed Thanksgiving coloring sheet. We encourage you to share your fun designs with us by posting them on social media and tagging us!


Don’t forget to gather your new and cleaned, gently used items for the Sock and Blanket Drive! Learn more about where you can drop your donations off on our website!

Photos from UH Staff Council's post 11/19/2021

Happy ! Get to know Staff Council member Caleb Prestridge!


Don't forget! The annual Staff Council Sock & Blanket drive benefiting is in progress. There are multiple no-contact drop-off locations available on campus.


Staff Council is accepting donations to provide Thanksgiving meals to residents at the WALIPP Senior Residence. To support this special community outreach event, you can make your donation online or via text. Learn more on our website.

Photos from UH Staff Council's post 11/05/2021

Happy ! Get to know Staff Council member and Staff Affairs Co-Chair Whitney Johnson!

Photos from University of Houston's post 11/01/2021
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