Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
January 2011
Employee Spotlight –
Alan Pfeiffer-Traum

Student Spotlight –
Ginger Unegbu

Events Calendar


Textbook Rental Program a Great Success

Cougar Card
Cougar Card offers New Mobile Service

Executive Chef Brent Gorman takes on an Apprentice for a Day

New Food Safety Specialist joins UH Team

Smoothie King gets a Makeover

Starbucks offers Bigger Drink Size

Mileage Rate Change

HUB Statistics

More Discounts from Today’s Business Solutions

Green UH
Campus Community Garden Gives Back

New Sustainability Course offered in Spring

UH goes Green with new Trash Bins

Fruit Trees: The Original Multi-Taskers

Parking and Transportation
New Bike Racks Installed

Plant Operations
Campus Landscape Improvements Continue

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

Public Safety-
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Event

Officers attend Additional Duty Safety Officer training

DPS Donates Bicycles to UH Auxiliary Services

Lost and Found Goes

Annual DPS Chili Cook Off

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 Lindsay Marshall at lmmarshall@uh.ed by the 20th of each month.



More Discounts from Today’s Business Solutions

Coog’s Top Picks Just Got Bigger

Today’s Business Solutions (TBS) has over 11,000 office supply items in its online catalog and provides an average 50 percent discount off of retail (printed catalog) prices to UH departments. However, based on a previous Educational & Institutional (E&I) Cooperative agreement, TBS offered even deeper discounts (up to 75 percent) on 300 of UH’s most frequently purchased office products known as “Coog’s Top Picks.”

Under a new E&I agreement, TBS can increase the number of items in “Coog’s Top Picks” to 600. To begin with, the number has been increased to 479 items based on UH spending over the past six months with the flexibility of adding 121 more as departments identify office supplies they frequently purchase that are not on the list.

If you don’t find the product you need in Coog’s Top Picks, please email Stephanie Pulido at and she will let you know if it or an equivalent product can be added to the list. Any item that is on E&I’s list of top 3,000 office products purchased nationwide is eligible to be added to Coog’s Top Picks.

The current list of Coog’s Top Picks is on the UH Purchasing web page. Departments can also search for and identify Coog’s Top Picks in the TBS online catalog. They are listed as “Contract Items” and have a symbol next to them. The TBS online catalog is located at:

Deeper Discounts on HP Toner and Ink

Hewlett-Packard has extended “HP Big Deal” pricing to the University of Houston, which will allow UH departments to purchase HP toner and ink from Today’s Business Solutions at an average 31 percent discount over the previous discounted price offered by TBS.

Based on UH spending, 17 frequently-purchased HP toner and ink cartridges will receive the HP Big Deal discount. These discounted prices are in effect through August 31, 2011. See the list of HP Big Deal discounts on the Purchasing web page, as well as expected output for HP’s LaserJet high capacity print cartridges and multi-packs.

The 17 items with HP Big Deal discounts are also included in “Coog’s Top Picks,” as described above. (Additional HP toner and ink are also listed in Coog’s Top Picks at a discount, but are not part of the HP Big Deal. Only HP Big Deal items receive an additional discount from HP.) HP Big Deal discounts are not available from other retailers or from HP directly. They are only available from Today’s Business Solutions:

If you have questions about placing orders from TBS, please contact Stephanie Pulido at 713.861.8508 or