Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
August 2009
UH Green Commuter Fair Planned for Fall 2009

Employee Spotlight
Focus on Sameer Kapileshwari


August Events Calendar

Administration and Finance
A&F on Twitter

University Committee Participation to Help Promote Transparency  

Dining Services

The Pulse - Coach Sumlin talks football

August 2009 Clean-Up

Key Dates for August 2009 Related to Year-End Processing

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Green UH
Green Hero- Mary E. Thompson

Time and Labor Updates

ePar Tips

Plant Operations
New Executive Director - R. Spencer Moore

Plant Operations Unveils Facts-At-A-Glance Booklet

Two UH Projects Win Outstanding Design Awards

Policies and Procedures
August Approved Policies

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New friendships, savings and convenience are reasons why UH Green Hero Mary E. Thompson rides the METRO daily.

“Saving gas, saving money, it’s a win-win for me,” said Thompson. “You really need to try it. Let somebody else do the driving and you sit back and relax.”

The UH Records Retention Manager of 32 years has been navigating to UH by riding METRO for the past two years. Her trip starts at the METRO #222 Grand Parkway Park and Ride in Katy transfers onto the #77 METRO from the Downtown Transit Center and hops on the Cougar Line Tan Route from the Eastwood Transit Center. Instead of worrying about finding a spot in the parking lot, she enjoys the camaraderie while riding METRO.

“When I’m not on the bus, they worry about me,” she said. “They’ll ask me if everything is OK or if I was sick – even the bus drivers (both UH and METRO).”

The University of Houston is making it easier to ride METRO. Students, faculty and staff can now sign up and add money to their METRO Q-card at the Welcome Center at the UH campus. Enjoy convenience, meet new people and save. Check out for more information on how you can be a Green Commuter just like Mary E. Thompson.

“I’m glad I have the opportunity to ride it.”