Administration and Finance Focus


April 2009
June 2011
Employee Spotlight –
Hiromi Takiguchi

Student Spotlight –
Sarah Chesley

Events Calendar


Auxiliary Services

Hiring Students Benefits All

Dining Year in Review

Faculty/Staff Special: $5 Friday Every Week During Summer

Icon at Oberholtzer Hall Retires

Taco Bell to get New Energy Efficient Equipment

Coffee not the Only Fair Trade Option on Campus

New Food Service Director Begins Tenure at Residential Dining Hals

HUB Cougar-Connect Event on June 23

Green UH
Roses at Garden Show Support for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Green Solutions: New Project Teaches Students to Fix Recycling Challenge

Urban Harvest: Tomatoes in the Kitchen and in the Fall Garden

Board of Regents Approves New Residence Halls and West Dining Hall

Don Yackley Accepts Executive Directorship for RLH

RLH in for a Busy Summer

Human Resources
HR News

Information Technology
UIT Shows Support for Green Initiatives

Parking and Transportation
Cougar Line Summer Schedule

Parking Lot Construction

Summer Maintenance

METRO Long Range Plan Public Workshops

METRO seeks Public Input on Station Names for New Light Rail Lines

Plant Operations
Classroom and Business Building Sidewalk Closure

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

Public Safety
Hazardous Waste News

Lazy Cakes – Warning

Emergency Management Table Top Exercise


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The Division of Student Affairs announced the hiring of Don Yackley as the University of Houston’s new Executive Director of Residential Life and Housing. Yackley will join the University of Houston in his new role on June 20, 2011. He brings 18 years of progressive, professional experience in student housing. Yackley has been in his current role as Director of Student Housing and Residence Life at California State University-Monterey Bay since 2006. Prior to this post, he has served as the Director of Residence Life at Portland State University and the University of Idaho.

Yackley holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Oregon State College and a Master of Education in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. He brings a wealth of professional experience to this critical role in student success for the University of Houston.

For more information about Residential Life & Housing, visit