The Office of Protocol and Special Events at the University of Houston handles an average of 125 events per year with a total staff of five, including one executive director, one associate director, two assistant directors (event planners), and one operations coordinator. This is in no way inclusive of all events that occur on the university campus within a year. However, it does cover those events that are most closely related to the Chancellor/President of the university and the senior administrators.
Protocol and Special Events are regularly conducted at all levels and locations throughout the university system in support of the university’s strategic vision and brand identity. When involved, the Office of Protocol and Special Events offers guidance and assistance in several areas.
The Office of Protocol and Special Events is responsible for the planning, scheduling, organization, and execution of the University Commencement ceremonies concluding each Spring semester. We also assist individual colleges with scheduling, logistics, and event support for all commencement ceremonies in both Fall and Spring semesters.