Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
April 2011
Employee Spotlight – Joe Mendez

Student Spotlight – Ed Hoff

Events Calendar



UH Fresh Food Company Selected as National Training Site

FSAC Selects Residential Student Representatives

UH Dining Calendar for April 2011

HUB Statistics

Office Supply Vendor

Revised Cost Center Verification Procedures

Toner Scam Alert

Worklist Update

AT&T Offers UH Employees Savings on Wireless

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RecycleMania Olympics a Hit with UH Students

“Mr. Roboto” Wins Art of Recycling Contest

C.L.A.S.P. Hosts First Community Garden

Office of General Counsel in the Practice of Going Green

Lights out for a Cause: Hilton College Participates in Earth Hour

UH Freshman Wins SWACURH First Year Experience Award

Campus Housing Fair Held

Parking and Transportation
PTS Prepares for Construction of Third

Student Calls ERP His Parking Lot of Choice

Policies and Procedures
As the UH Policies and Procedures World Turns…

Public Safety
Pies for Babies

Girl Scout Troop Visits the UHDPS

Shots Fired and Flashpoint Instructional Videos Bring Awareness to the Campus Community

Students Win $100 Gift Card for Participation in the Have An Exit Strategy Surveys

UHDPS Offers Rape Aggression Defense


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Ed Hoff has his eye on the prize. He knows his strengths and is using them to quickly make a name for himself on the UH campus. He discovered at an early age that he has a knack for public speaking, and he has used his skills to get involved on campus and in the community. He is truly on a mission to become a successful future leader.

“Public speaking is something that I excelled at when I was younger,” Hoff, a corporate communications major, said. “I wasn’t afraid to stand up there and speak my mind or read a script, so I knew that it was a skill that I wanted to continue to develop.”

This first-year college student is considered a sophomore due to credit work completed while attending high school in Montgomery, Texas, where he was very involved in theatre, speech and debate. Hoff is also an Eagle Scout, member of the Sons of the American Legion, and was made an honorary member of the Lake Conroe Rotary Club for his commitment to the environment and community service. His character and leadership were recognized at the American Legion’s Boy’s State when he was voted the Lieutenant Governor for the Nationalist Party. He is a descendant of Steven F. Austin’s “Old 300” original settlers of Texas and has twice addressed the Texas House of Representatives. He has also performed ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia and at the Dignity Memorial Moving Vietnam Wall. He has brought these speaking talents to UH while successfully balancing his studies and activities as a college student.

“I knew I wanted to participate in activities on campus because I’m one of those people that wants to be involved in a positive way with other students and the University,” he said.

While taking a full course load, the Cougar Village resident has found the perfect fit by getting involved in Residential Life and Housing (RLH) and the UH Forensics Society representing UH in national speaking competitions. Recently, the team won several awards including First Place in the Individual Events at the 48th Annual Falcon Forensics Tournament hosted by the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Hoff was elected to be the Vice President of Special Programs for Residential Housing Association (RHA) and is the student team leader in the RLH housing office, working 25 hours a week between both positions to help pay for his college tuition. After participating in a town hall meeting as a representative for RHA, Hoff was offered the opportunity to utilize his public speaking and leadership skills to give tours for incoming students and manage the student staff at the housing office. Each week, Hoff tells visitors about the benefits of living on campus and how it can enhance the student’s transition from high school to the college experience.

“I wanted to do something that reflected positively on Cougar life,” he said. “Being able to use my communication skills to do what I love, like being able to show people how becoming a Cougar will literally change their lives forever, is pretty cool. I enjoy every second I spend helping others.”

Hoff has gained a lot of fans at the RLH office. They have recognized his strong character and honorable work ethic since he has become a part of their team.

“Ed’s determination insightfully measures a definitive outlook for a positive future,” said Rosemary Aleman, Financial Assistant for RLH.

For the future, Hoff said he hopes to play to his strengths and do public relations or advertising for a corporation. He wants to eventually become an advocate for a cause he believes in.

“I’m hoping to be a part of an organization that benefits the environment,” he said.

This summer, Hoff plans to be a counselor at a UH sponsored speech and debate camp for elementary and middle school children to help teach the value of developing communication skills to be able to speak your mind.

With his proven leadership, communication skills, intelligence and positive attitude, Hoff is sure to become a leader of tomorrow and make the University of Houston proud.