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March 2009

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Annual Financial Report Goes Green

HUB Statistics February

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Staff Excellence Awards

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Annual Financial Report Goes Green

The University of Houston System Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2008 was reviewed with the Board of Regents at their February meeting. The financial statements, which summarize the results of financial operations, revenues, and expenses for the preceding fiscal year, are submitted to state oversight agencies each November. Several of the external constituencies that rely on the information in this document include federal and state regulatory agencies, sponsored program grantors, donors, banks and financial entities, and taxpayers. The University has established sound fiscal policies and procedures, and this report demonstrates that financial resources have been used in the most efficient and effective means possible.

This year’s report provided contributions towards the university’s efforts to support a greener campus and improve sustainability projects. The report has been printed on U2:XG paper. This recycled paper product, which resulted in no additional printing costs to the university, is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified to have been manufactured using wood fiber industry criteria and standards that address economic, social, and environmental concerns. The paper is produced by using 30% post-consumer recovered fiber and by using Green Power electricity generated by renewable resources such as wind power, hydro, and biogas. Executive Director of Financial Reporting, David Ellis, stated that promoting green policies by incorporating them with mandatory reporting requirements helps advance sustainability for all of our campuses.

Additionally the report provides the reader with narrative and photo glimpses of several of the many outstanding examples of the campus’s unique landscaped and tree filled parks and grounds. This attention to preserving and maintaining our campus environment provides unlimited opportunities for students and staff, alike, to study, gather, or collaborate. The numerous campus greenspaces also assist with energy management and facility sustainability projects.

You may view the entire financial report here.

Financial reports for other UHS business units, as well as an archive of prior years’ reports may be viewed here.