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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.


Staff Council Scholarship Applications Open

Staff Council is proud to present a number of scholarships for UH staff members for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Currently the council assists with awarding:

  • Five Women and Gender Resource Center scholarships
  • Ten Staff Council scholarships
  • Two Rodger Peters Staff Scholarships
  • One Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarship

These scholarships are made possible by the continuous support from the President's Office and fellow staff members.  For more information on how to apply, please visit the Staff Council Scholarships page. 


President's Excellence Awards

Each year the University of Houston recognizes employees for service longevity of ten years or more, in increments of five years. You should receive notice if you will have your anniversary date recognized, but if you are unsure, you can check with Human Resources by calling 713-743-3988.

Additionally, a select group of employees is honored each year through the President's Excellence Awards (formerly Staff Excellence Awards). This year’s awards will be presented to outstanding staff members at an awards luncheon. If you are interested in nominating a UH staff member for consideration, please read the guidelines and FAQs provided to learn more about the awards and process.  Nominate a UH staff member here.

Farm to Work

Farm to Work

Let the Farmer's Market come to you.  Farm to Work (FTW) provides pre-ordered, fresh and locally grown produce to the University of Houston employees and students while promoting healthy eating and sustainability habits.   Order your fruits, vegetables and herbs from local farms. Bring your own bag and your order confirmation to pick up on campus.  Take home the produce and enjoy! For more information, view the presentation on the program; please click here.  You can also view the UH Farm to Work Website here.

Staff Focus 2017

As a staff member at the University, we strive to provide updates to you on the benefits available to all staff on campus. On Monday, May 15, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. hear from representatives across campus about programs affecting you and your peers.  Refreshments (desserts and beverages) will be provided during the event. For more information, please visit the Staff Focus 2017 page. 

Take Your Child to Work Day

Participate in the first-annual Take Your Child to Work Day, supported by Staff Council. Children from the ages 8-13 have the opportunity to come to work with their parents on Friday, June 9, 2017, from 8-11 a.m. and participate in an activity on campus.  For more information, please visit the Take Your Child to Work Day page. 

2016 Staff Council Elections

Congratulations to the following election winners:

  • At Large:
    • Rebecca Szrwarc
  • Academic Affairs:
    • Cynthia Johnson
    • Fariba Pouraryan
    • Christine Klocke
    • Caleb Prestridge
    • Brenda Madrigal
    • Joana Tan
    • Emily Merrell
    • Shanequea White
    • Elsie Myers
    • Joel Pearson
  • Division of Administration and Finance:
    • Kimberly Barras
    • Steven Burns
    • Ron Gonyea
    • Jacquie Vargas
    • Craig Whitefield
    • Ryan "Iggy" Harrison
  • Division of Research:
    • Troy Christensen
  • Division of Student Affairs:
    • Cynthia Olmedo