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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.

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.

The Staff Council/Faculty Senate/SGA Egg Hunt Team is accepting donations and volunteers for the 28th Annual Spring Egg Hunt until Thursday, March 15, 2018. Thank you for helping us to continue this great tradition for UH families.
Please consider donating the following items:
  • small toys
  • stuffed animals
  • books
  • stickers
  • small note pads
  • coloring books
  • pencils
  • crayons
  • T-shirts
  • candy—small individually wrapped pieces that will fit into plastic eggs
  • NO chocolate—it melts too quickly

Please signup to volunteer using this form.

For more information on the the Spring Egg Hunt and/or to coordinte pick up of donations, please contact Shanequea White and Tonya Winters, Co-Chairs for the Staff Council Events Committee.

2017 Spring Egg Hunt

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:

 SGA logoFaculty Senate logo

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.

Map of Tech Commons

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:

Pamela Moses At-Large
Tracie Briscoe At-Large
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.