Staff Council

2015 Conversations with Staff Council

Staff Council is pleased to invite you to the "Conversations with Staff" event on workplace performance and staff initiatives.

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, momentum and create open dialog of current university-wide initiatives on staff performance evaluations, staff recognition ideas, creating cohesion across campus among staff and faculty, and discussing potential implications and collaborations for future improvements.

We expect a lively interchange of ideas, hopefully leading to a shared vision for a better workplace at the University of Houston. Your valuable input is sought for round table discussions among other staff members and administrators.

The event will be held on November 16, 2015, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at M. D. Anderson Rockwell Pavilion. Light refreshments will be served. We cordially invite you to participate.

2015 Sock and Blanket drive

Please Donate!! 

The Staff Council Sock and Blanket drive is underway.  Please visit one of the drop-off locations to donate any of the wide variety of resources which Staff Council will donate to needy families through the Star of Hope Mission, Undies for Everyone organization and Harris County Protective Services Guardianship Program.  

You can also download a flyer to display or share to help get the word out.

2015 Membership Election Results Announced

Staff Council is pleased to announce the following results of the member elections for the 2015-2016 year. Thanks to all who participated in the voting process. You have had a direct impact on who represents you in multiple arenas on campus among administration, faculty, students and your staff colleagues.

Many thanks to each of you who ran to be a staff representative. If you did not win a position on Staff Council at this time, please continue pursuing this goal. The membership and opportunities to serve as a non-member are fluid throughout the year, because personal and career changes in individuals' lives occur and create unexpected needs on the Council.

Congratulations to each newly elected member! Welcome aboard! We look forward to working with you!

2015-2016 Staff Council Elected / Re-elected Members

At-Large: Robert Torres-Torres, Graduate School

Academic Affairs: Gillian M. Bautista, M.D. Anderson Library; Monica Sanchez, Materials Science and Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering; Sawsan Shatleh, College of Optometry; Lynn Smith, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; Joana Tan, Mechanical Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering; Jamie Thomas, Human Development and Consumer Sciences, College of Technology

Administration & Finance: Lisa Bourque, Facilities; Matthew Castillo, Technology Support Services; Jacqueline Chee, State Accounting; Peggy Levy, Business Services

Research: Debborah Dowell, Office of Contracts and Grants; Jennifer Potocki, Office of Contracts and Grants

Student Affairs: Lear Hickman, Scholarships and Financial Aid; Tonya Winters, Counseling and Psychological Services

University Advancement: Marc Laney, Development

University Marketing, Communication and Media Relations: Vanessa Colchado, Marketing