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

Quick Tip: For enrollment services questions, students can call 713/743-1010.

If you have comments or would like to submit an article to future newsletters, contact Alpa Vaghani at by the 20th of each month.



Houston, July 31, 2009 – With the expected enrollment increase for the fall semester and the various construction projects around campus, students are likely to find driving and parking on campus more difficult. To help make commuting easier and more affordable, UH plans to hold its second UH Green Commuter Fair on September 1 and 2, 2009.

The event once again partners UH with Houston METRO to provide information to the community about METRO services and other ways of green commuting.

The fair will challenge faculty, staff, and students to sign a pledge to become a green commuter. The pledge will encourage participants to bike more often, walk, take mass transit and even ride the campus shuttles. Participants will also be able sign up for a Metro Q Card which is operates as debit card for bus riders. All full-time students will be eligible to register for a discounted student Q Card saving them 50 percent on all bus and METRO Rail fares.

“We had a great response during the first fair in the Spring with 900 people signing the pledge to use environmentally friendly transportation,” Emily Messa, assistant vice president for university services said. “This time the goal is to have 2000 pledges signed.

The fair will also showcase AlterNetRides, a free service on the parking website, which allows users to advertise rides and/or find other users with whom to carpool. It will also promote the new METRO Q Card reloading station recently installed in the Welcome Center Parking Services desk. Both these services are available now.

The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Philip Hoffman Hall breezeway, the University Center Satellite and the Welcome Center.

For more information on the UH Green Commuter Fair or to find ways to become a UH Green Commuter, visit