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Jim McShan

Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President

Welcome to the Division of Administration and Finance at the University of Houston, comprised of more than 1,100 employees within eight business units reporting to the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance.

As an integral foundation with a Commitment to Service Excellence, the Mission of the Division of Administrative and Finance is to provide a platform for nationally competitive and internationally recognized opportunities of learning, discovery and engagement for a diverse student population in a real-world setting by leading, supporting and enabling Strategic Goals of institutional effectiveness for the University of Houston and the University of Houston System.


  • Delivery Robots Deployed at University of Houston

    UH Deploys Delivery Robots

    A fleet of 30 Starship autonomous delivery robots has been deployed at the University of Houston, home to over 53,000 students, faculty and staff.
  • SPIRIT of Momentum Key Highlight at 2019 President's Fall Address

    SPIRIT of Momentum Key Highlight at 2019 President's Fall Address

    Within the reflection of achievements, milestones and the visionary look forward, President Khator received a "special delivery"  from one of a fleet of autonomous robots that will soon be working on campus to enhance the UH Dining experience onsite food delivery service.
  • Finals Mania

    Finals Mania

    Come volunteer and join the excitement of Finals Mania! Click here to volunteer.
  • 50 Years of Public Art

    50 Years of Public Art

    Celebrating the 50th of Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS) – one of the most significant university collections in the country, showcasing an inaugural new temporary public art program, and announcing exciting future program and collection plans. Click here to learn more.

  • UH Receives 2019 Security Magazine Top Ranking for Third Consecutive Year

    UH Receives 2019 Security Magazine Top Ranking for Third Consecutive Year

    The University of Houston received top billing in the recently released 2019 Security 500report, which includes annual rankings across 17 sectors. For the “Education-University” sector, the University of Houston ranked in the Top 30 for 2019.

    As the only public university in Texas to be listed in the 2019 Ranking and only one of two from Texas overall for the year, the 2019 top ranking continues a three-year Top 40 placement in the annual report where UH received  #30 in 2018 and #37 in 2017.  

    Click here to view the sector results.

  • Stay Cougar S.A.F.E. “Co-Producers” Support “Network of Safety”

    Stay Cougar S.A.F.E. “Co-Producers” Support “Network of Safety”

    Read the “Network of Safety” leadership message from the Chief Financial Officer, view video highlights from the Office of Administration Staff Appreciation event and learn more in the latest issue.


  • 77trees planted last year
  • 1 MILLION# of meals per year in the 2 dining commons
  • Nearly 700UH System Collection Artworks
  • $1.5 BILLIONinvested in facilities
  • 4,000# of COAST participants


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