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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 Administration 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.

For all the news and highlights from across the Division of A&F, click here for the A&F Virtual Services Update video and be sure to check out the latest issue of the A&F Virtual Services Newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter click here.


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  • Cougar Card Upload Photo Checklist

    Cougar Card Upload Photo Checklist

    Getting your Cougar Card is now easy as 1,2,3 with the simple 3-step process. This process includes uploading your photo on the Access UH Dashboard, receiving an email notifying if your photo has been approved or denied, and lastly making an appointment to pick up your Cougar Card from the Cougar Card Office. “ The three step process allows you to capture your smile with a contactless experience without standing in a line”, stated Lear Hickman, Assistant Director of Cougar Card Office.

  • Dining Services Opening Safely Plan

    Dining Services Opening Safely Plan

    For real-time updates on what to expect in the fall semester, look for the “Opening Safely” banner at All dining procedures, protocols, and hours of operation are subject to change based on the current health pandemic.
  • Human Resources Hosts First Virtual Wellness Fair

    Human Resources Hosts First Virtual Wellness Fair

    During the two weeks of open enrollment, the Benefits Team hosted a virtual Benefits and Wellness Fair for the UH Community. There were 90+ virtual sessions that were offered to our Faculty and Staff ranging in topic from Medical to Retirement to Health and Wellbeing. With over 1,000 employees participating, the Benefits Team considers this a successful event. A huge thank you to the team for pioneering the first ever virtual UH Benefits Fair. Great Job!
  • Coog Services @Home

    Welcome to Coog Services @Home! Come and browse through all that we offer from the comfort of your home.
  • Thank You!

    Thank You!

    Thank you all for going above and beyond! We appreciate your commitment to service excellence during these unprecedented times.
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    Updated Dining Schedule

    Moody Dining Commons - Service Update

    Due to the City of Houston’s order that all food service establishments stop in-service dining for 15 days, effective on March 17, 2020, we now ask that you take your food to go.

  • Zoom Backgrounds

    Zoom Backgrounds

    We have created a few backgrounds for you to use for your Zoom or Team meetings.
  • UH Community Updates on Covid 19

    The University of Houston continues to closely monitor the global outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We have established the email address to answer questions from the UH community.
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    A&F S.P.I.R.I.T. Spring 2020 Issue

    As we continue through the spring of 2020, it's an exiciting time of renewal as we continue to upward trajectory of new beginnings throughout the Division, our departments and program areas.
  • Stay Home, Work Safe

    Stay Home, Work Safe

    The Harris County “Stay Home, Work Safe” directive is extended through April 30. This order requires all individuals anywhere in Harris County to stay at home – except for certain Essential Activities and work to provide Essential Business and Essential Government services or perform essential infrastructure construction.
  • Houston Public Media's Response to COVID-19

    Houston Public Media's Response to COVID-19

    Expanded Services to Greater Houston Reaching More Than 1.6 Million a Week

  • HR Virtual Training

    HR Virtual Training

    To meet the training needs of our UH community, Human Resources is offering live virtual training programs covering a variety of topics. These programs will include training from Talent Acquisition and Management, the Human Resources Business Partners, and Talent Development.

    Take a tour of our training offerings to get started on your personal development journey today!
    Click here for more information.

  • Food for Thought

    Food for Thought

    UH Expert Offers Best Practices for Handling Groceries and Take-Out During Coronavirus Pandemic.
  • Office of Administration 2019 Annual Highlights

    With a steadfast commitment to the A&F S.P.I.R.I.T. of “Customer Service Excellence,” the Office of Administration includes an exemplary portfolio of on-campus services among the program areas of Auxiliary Services, and University Services.

  • 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.
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    Off Site - Public Art University of Houston System

    Public Art UHS serves the community on site through traditional programming and also off site. This hub brings together a variety of content that can be enjoyed.


  • 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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