Staff Council

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.


The work of the University of Houston Staff Council (SC) is based on the principle initiatives taken from its charter, below. The following strategic plan outlines the initiatives and goals of the Staff Council committees that have been determined to successfully achieve the Council’s purpose for the 2014-2015 year. Although some aspects of the Council’s success can be measured through quantitative data, much of the work is accomplished through the collaborative relationships established among staff, faculty and students, which cannot always be quantified. This strategic plan will provide a basis for determining how well we have achieved our aims. The Council is proud to represent the staff members who carry out the mission of the University, contribute to the entire UH community and our students’ success.

See the full Strategic Plan here.

Spring CFI volunteers needed

We are taking signups for the Spring CFI.  This will be the third year of the Spring event and will be held the first two days of class, January 20 and 21, 2015.  Please see the Cougar First Impressions page for more information or click here to sign up for a volunteer shift.

Conversations with Staff Council

We held our annual Conversations with Staff Council on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10 a.m.-12 noon, in the Rockwell Pavilion of M.D. Anderson Library. We will have a wrap up of our informal sharing of information and discussions of issues concerning staff very soon.

2014 Sock & Blanket Drive

The 2014 Staff Council Sock & Blanket Drive, benefiting Star of Hope Mission and Harris County Protective Services Guardianship Program, ran Friday, October 31, through Friday, November 21.

We gathered 375 bags of donated gently used items for Star of Hope Mission and over 20 bags and boxes of new items for the Harris County Protective Services Guardianship Program.  Thank you to all of the faculty, staff, and students who helped to make this event a major success.

Special thanks:

Simon Bott provided his students with some kind of classroom consideration in return for bringing in donated items.  As a result, we saw an increase from 75 bags of donated items last year to 375 this year, due in large part to the efforts of Dr. Bott and his students. 

Jesus Aguirre, Joseph Carter, Jose Gamez, and Baldemar Pinal were instrumental in moving the items collected from Dr. Bott's students from Fleming to the sorting room at ERP.  These Plant Operations employees volunteered their time and two pickup trucks, making two trips each in the rain. 

To these people as well as all who donated, sorted, collected, or otherwise participated in the 2014 Sock and Blanket Drive, THANK YOU!