Student Centers Welcomes New Director

November 30, 2015 - Eve Esch will join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the Director of the Student Centers effective January 11, 2016. The Student Centers facilities include Student Center North, Student Center South and the Student Center Satellite. Departmentally, the Student Centers serves to ensure strategic initiatives are achieved and programs and services are maintained at a high quality to provide an environment that contributes to increased student engagement, student learning, and student success.

As the new Director of the Student Centers (SC), Esch will provide leadership, supervision, and management of programs, services, facilities and personnel for Student Centers’ departmental units: SC Event Services including: SC Conference & Reservation Services Office, Audio-Visual Services, and SC Setup Services; SC Facilities and Operations including: Facilities and Operations Services Coordination, SC Information Center and SC Customer Relations Managers; SC Administrative Services and Operations Office; SC Leisure Services including: SC & SCS Games Room Programs and Operations, Shasta’s Cones & More, and Little Shasta’s Retail Operations.

Esch brings approximately 14 years of valuable experience in the field of Student Affairs, specifically in the realm of Student Unions and related facilities with her to the University of Houston. Previously, she served as an Event Production Coordinator, Assistant Director, Senior Assistant Director, and for the last four years as Director of Ohio Union Events at The Ohio State University. In the aforementioned position she led the new construction and opening of a student union that served 63,000 students.

Esch earned her Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the Ohio State University and a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations and Fitness Exercise from Purdue University. She is an active member of Golden Key and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Societies.  Esch is also an active member with the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), and has held various leadership positions such as Education Co-Chair for Facilities & Operations from 2004-2007, Regional Conference Planning Teams in 2007, 2011 & 2013, and currently as a member of the Education & Research Fund Program Team.

“Eve Esch brings her proven track record from The Ohio State University where she led the process of creating a Tier One service culture for the staff and students of the Ohio Union community (during and post the construction of a new 318,000 sq. ft. and $118M facility in 2010).  Eve has tremendous experience in event and program management, which is critical as the Student Centers is now the prime location at UH for conferences, large-scale and high-profile events.  Eve is a winner and we are delighted she will become a UH Cougar in January “ said Keith T. Kowalka, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, UH.

Please join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services in welcoming Eve Esch to the University of Houston.