Commuters at UH make up about 85 percent of the student population. They face struggles such as scarce parking, unpredictable traffic and a lack of time to engage in campus activities, which sometimes affects their performance in class and keeps them from experiencing all college has to offer.
Houston, Sept. 17, 2014 — Gayathri "Devi" Bala has joined the University of Houston as the new executive director of Business Services for the divisions of Administration & Finance and Student Affairs & Enrollment Services.
Preliminary fall enrollment at the University of Houston, based on the 12th day of classes, is 40,959, the largest in the history of the institution. It represents a growth of 3.6 percent over last fall. There are 32,980 undergraduates and 7,979 graduate students enrolled. Among the undergraduates are 4,057 first-time-in-college students who make up the most impressive freshman class in UH history, based on SAT scores.
Despite the nearly 100-degree late summer heat, a group of 80 students took a different route as UH’s Center for Student Involvement, the Metropolitan Volunteer Program and Generation One teamed up for their first Day of Service this Labor Day.
A mark of a “brave space” is unyielding advocacy in the face of adversity. As a public research institution, the University of Houston is known for a history of grassroots LGBTQ student organizing and activism.
The fall 2014 semester is now underway at the University of Houston (UH). Monday marked the first day of classes. Many new students already had a lay of the land as they were among the more than 7,000 students who moved in to UH residential facilities last week and over the weekend.
August 25, 2014 - Mara Affre will join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, UH System and the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services, University of Houston effective October 13, 2014.
August 18, 2014 - Niya Blair will join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the director for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion effective August 20, 2014.
The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services would like to announce recent staff promotions.
The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollments services would like to welcome three new staff to the Center for Student Involvement and University Center.
July 28, 2014 – Dr. Raven Jones will join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the new director of the Urban Experience Program effective August 4, 2014.
Encouraging Cougars to break the shackles of addiction, the collegiate recovery program Cougars in Recovery is helping UH students manage their lives on campus by providing sober housing, sober activities and support on a wet campus.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office joins the University of Houston, Department of Campus Recreation, to teach Cougar Club Summer Campers the importance of water safety during the 2014 World's Largest Swim Lesson (WLSL).
The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services would like to welcome some new faces to our team.
June 5, 2014 – Patrick Lukingbeal will join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the new director of Wellness effective June 9, 2014.
Houston, June 6, 2014 – The students who live in the University of Houston’s on-campus residential communities showed their caring and compassion by donating items to help victims of a deadly tornado in Arkansas.
Within the last month, the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services has hired new staff for many of our departments and programs. Please see below for a brief introduction of each employee. When you see them around campus, be sure to give them a warm welcome to the University of Houston.
Lindsay Barber joined the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the new associate director of the Health Center on Wednesday April 30, 2014. In her role, Lindsay will supervise the customer service staff and provide assistance to the executive director.
May 14 - Monica D. Thompson will join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the new executive director of University Career Services effective July 7, 2014. University Career Services (UCS) is the full-service career center offering all University of Houston (UH) students and alumni resources and assistance in the formulation and implementation of their career plans.
May 9, 2014 – On Friday, May 2, 2014, the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Houston held its third annual Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Awards (DSAES) Awards Program and Luncheon in the beautiful new University Center ballroom.
May 2nd 2014 - University Career Services is pleased to announce additions to the professional staff: Mona Davis, Rayna A. Anderson, and Sydney Botelho.
These students were selected as student leaders for the new Commuter Assistant Program helping first-year commuter students successfully transition to campus during the Fall semester. For more information on this program please visit www.uh.edu/commuter
The end of the semester is approaching. During this time, final exams become the main priority for most students and can be quite stressful. Your stress-free release is here. Enjoy a week of activities that will surely ease the frustration that comes with this time of year.
All of the fun begins on Monday, April 21st through Wednesday, April 30th. All UH students are invited to take a break from studying for final exams. This stress free week will include crawfish, puppies, free pancakes, Spring Fest Glow Out, $1 cones, and much more! For a complete calendar of stress free final events visit www.uh.edu/uc/stressfreefinals
National Student Employment Week
University Career Services is celebrating National Student Employment Week from April 13 - 19, 2014 to recognize the contributions of the student employees at the University of Houston. The weeklong observance is a program sponsored by the National Student Employment Association (NSEA), a nonprofit association of professionals involved with programs for students who work while attending college. As part of the UH community serving students, alumni, staff/faculty, and other visitors, your participation would be greatly appreciated.
Dr. Richard Walker, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Houston and vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services for the University of Houston System, has been appointed to the NASPA Board of Directors as the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference Chair.
February 14th 2014 - The Office of Admissions is pleased to announce the promotion of Tiffany Anderson to the position of assistant director for freshman admissions in the Office of Admissions.
The A.D. Bruce Religion Center is hosting the University of Houston's annual Day of Remembrance to honor the students, faculty, staff, and members of the community who have passed away in 2013.
February 4th 2014 - University Career Services is pleased to announce Tiffany N. Bitting will join the team as a Career Counselor on March 17.
January 29th 2014 - The Office of Admissions is pleased to announce the promotion of Christen Egge to the position of assistant director for Prospective and New Student Programs in the Office of Admissions.
January 29th 2014 - The Dean of Students Office is pleased to announce that Ms. Hope Pacheco joined the staff of the University of Houston (UH) Dean of Students Office (DOS) effective January 13, 2014 in a newly created position titled dean of students case manager.
On Thursday January 30th, join us for a day full of events celebrating the official opening of the 450-seat University Center theater. All the fun begins at noon with a Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting and continues until 10:00PM that night with movies, a comedy show, step performances and much more!
January 16, 2014 - Dr. Alison Wells, assistant dean of students at the University of Houston, is the recipient of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Burns B. Crookston Doctoral Research 2014 Award.