The University of Houston Staff Council is an advisory body to the President of the University and the University administration. Staff Council consists of elected staff members from each division who represent the entire staff body.
28th Annual Spring Egg Hunt
The 28th Annual Spring Egg Hunt, sponsored by Staff Council, Faculty Senate, and SGA, will be held on March 24, 2018, at Butler Plaza, with an anticipated crowd of over 500 attendees. Donated game prizes will be given to participating UH families. This event is on track to be the largest ever.
After the Egg Hunt activities, there will be free entertainment and games at Frontier Fiesta’s Family Fun Day event (full schedule at the link), with face painting, wax hands, carnival booths, variety shows.
- small toys
- stuffed animals
- small note pads
- coloring books
- candy—small individually wrapped pieces that will fit into plastic eggs
- NO chocolate—it melts too quickly
Please signup to volunteer using this form.
Special thanks to our generous sponsors:
UH Staff Council and AARP Foundation present Tax-Aide
UH Staff Council will host two days of free tax prep service by representatives from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. UH students, staff, and faculty can visit the Technology Commons (Back side of MD Anderson Library) on Monday, February 26th or Wednesday, February 28th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to have their 2017 taxes prepared by an IRS-certified volunteer. View list of what Tax-Aide volunteers can and cannot prepare.
All consultations will take place in Technology Commons (Back side of MD Anderson Library) Room 11C. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are strongly encouraged. Reserve your appointment online at UH Staff Council Tax Prep Day 2017.
Contact Gillian Bautista for more information.
Conversations With Staff Presented by Staff Council
Monday, October 16, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library
As a staff member at the University, you are critical to all conversations about current and future staff initiatives and contributing to the development of future university-wide initiatives.
The purpose of this gathering is to build awareness for current UH Main Campus initiatives and create an open dialog regarding these activities and other concerns for staff and faculty.
- Hear from:
- Reuben Parrish (Staff Council) – Staff Council accomplishments
- Breion Rollins (HR) – Changes to health benefits and vision care insurance
- Neil Hart (Auxiliary Services) – Changes to UH Dining Services
- Courtney Stein (HR) – New Campus Farmer’s Market
- Jaime Gonzalez (LGBTQ Resource Center) – LGBTQ Resource Center Services
2017 Staff Council Election Results
Congratulations to all the newly elected and re-elected staff council members. Elections results are as follows:
|Scott Mason||Academic Affairs|
|Tracy Ann Pringer||Academic Affairs|
|Demetria Sampson||Academic Affairs|
|Brandie Yale||Academic Affairs|
|Andrea Johnson||Academic Affairs|
|Nam Nguyen||Academic Affairs|
|Andy Moon||Administration and Finance|
|Dan Olivarez||Administration and Finance|
|Jose Perez||Administration and Finance|
|Carla Tisby-Riggs||Administration and Finance|
|Sheila Williams||Administration and Finance|
|Karl Hearne||Office of the President|
|Leslie Pruski||Office of the President|
|Shaniqua Johnson||Division of Student Affairs|
|Aaron Rodriguez||University Marketing, Communication and Media Relations|
In Memoriam: Rebecca Szwarc
With a very heavy heart we would like to inform our UH Community that our very dedicated Staff Council member, Rebecca Szwarc, has passed away.
Rebecca Szwarc had served in Staff Council for 15 years as a Member at-Large, and she held almost all Standing Committee positions during her tenure. Her commitment and dedication for staff and students have touched many lives on campus with her work in Student Housing and Residential Life (SHRL) and campus committee work. She was truly a beacon of light to many people, and she will be greatly missed.
One of the initiatives Rebecca was the most passionate about is the Professional Development Reimbursement, which will be named after her by Staff Council. If you are interested, you can honor Rebecca by contributing to the Staff Professional Development Scholarship Fund please click here.
Staff Council’s 30th Anniversary
This year Staff Council is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. On February 28, 1986 UH Chancellor Richard Van Horn signed the charter that created Staff Council. Dr. Van Horn directed that "the Council will serve as an advisory body to the administration to promote a positive and meaningful interchange among staff, faculty, and students and will promote recognition of the staff contribution on the mission of the campus." The first staff election was held in June 1986 and the council has grown to include 44 members. As we reflect on all of our accomplishments we also look forward to the new challenges in the next 30 years. Thank you to each and every person who has helped Staff Council to contribute to the mission of the campus.