Administration and Finance Focus


April 2009
July 2011
Employee Spotlight –
Don Yackley

Student Spotlight –
Cindy Ha

Events Calendar


Auxiliary Services
Auxiliary Scholarships Made Easy with Online

Key Changes in July 2011

Wheeler Reconstruction Traffic Impacts

OSU Supports S-STAR Initiative

Health and Biomedical Science Center Progress


HUB Statistics for May and June 2011

Direct Deposit for Employee Reimbursements

Mileage Rate Change

Citibank P/T Cards

Payroll Suspense

Green UH
McAlister’s Deli Enters Tea Town USA contest to win $7,500 for Green UH
Green Initiatives Showcased on Display Boards

Urban Harvest – Using Nature to Control Pests

Guillermo De Los Reyes Heredia Named New Faculty-in-Residence

Bryan Haver Wins National Award

Guest Assistants on the

IT Service Request Improvements Made for On-Campus Residents

Human Resources
Benefits fair

Office Supply Swap at the Benefits Fair

Staff Tuition Scholarship applications now accepted

Parking and Transportation

Stadium Garage Construction – 15D/F Lot Realignment

Going the Distance: Browand Completes Ironman Challenge

Printing and Postal-

USPS Resumes Accepting Mail to Canada

Discount on Postage with Mobile Bar Code

UH Printing and Postal Services 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Day

Public Safety
Departmental Business Continuity Plans

Emergency Management – Hurricane Season

Learn How You Can Do YOUR Part to Prepare UH


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University Facilities - Key Changes in July 2011

As part of the Student Success Team Administrative Review (S-STAR), auxiliary and campus facility support services are being integrated across campus. Several key initiatives are now preparing to roll out:

University Wide Facilities Services Call Center (FSC) to Open July 5th
The FSC will provide a point of service call center that will increase the level of technical and service support. This will allow for all facilities' needs to be routed through one service center and directly dispatched to the shops as well as extend the current service hours and days of operation.

New Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Building Coordinator Program to begin July 13th & 18th - This program, which will provide for a primary and alternate point of contact in each university facility, will facilitate communications, support facility capital planning and represent user needs within the buildings by creating a forum for discussion and resolution of occupancy problems. Building Coordinators will be called upon to help assist in resolving building issues and after-hours, building-related emergencies and will serve a critical role in helping Plant Operations meet all campus facility and safety needs. For additional information, please visit

Key Staff Changes – Auxiliary facilities management – Several key management changes were made effective June 2011 which will serve as an interim step toward this integration:

    Athletics, Campus Recreation and Residential Life/Student Affairs Facilities – all auxiliary maintenance in these facilities will now report to Henry Anderson, Interim Assistant Director of Facilities Maintenance – Auxiliaries. Mr. Anderson reports to the Department of Facilities Management under the direction of Sameer Kapileshwari, Director of Utilities, Energy and Technical Services.

    Custodial Operations (campus wide) – will be managed by Ray Mosley, Interim Custodial Manager for Facilities Management, under the direction of James Ballowe. Mr. Ballowe is being promoted to Interim Director of Facilities Maintenance and will take the overall responsibility on September 1, 2011 for the maintenance and custodial management of kitchen and dining services across campus as well as continue the management of the solid waste, recycling and key control operations. Custodial Operations continues to fall under the direction of Carlos Villarreal, Director of Central Facilities Services.
For questions or further information regarding these initiatives or management changes please contact Melissa Rockwell, Executive Director Facilities Management, at 713-743-8750 or

Thank you in advance for your support and commitment to UH and to the stewardship of our facilities in support of our Tier One Mission.