Administration and Finance Focus


April 2009
July 2011
Employee Spotlight �
Don Yackley

Student Spotlight �
Cindy Ha

Events Calendar


Auxiliary Services
Auxiliary Scholarships Made Easy with Online

Key Changes in July 2011

Wheeler Reconstruction Traffic Impacts

OSU Supports S-STAR Initiative

Health and Biomedical Science Center Progress


HUB Statistics for May and June 2011

Direct Deposit for Employee Reimbursements

Mileage Rate Change

Citibank P/T Cards

Payroll Suspense

Green UH
McAlister�s Deli Enters Tea Town USA contest to win $7,500 for Green UH
Green Initiatives Showcased on Display Boards

Urban Harvest � Using Nature to Control Pests

Guillermo De Los Reyes Heredia Named New Faculty-in-Residence

Bryan Haver Wins National Award

Guest Assistants on the

IT Service Request Improvements Made for On-Campus Residents

Human Resources
Benefits fair

Office Supply Swap at the Benefits Fair

Staff Tuition Scholarship applications now accepted

Parking and Transportation

Stadium Garage Construction � 15D/F Lot Realignment

Going the Distance: Browand Completes Ironman Challenge

Printing and Postal-

USPS Resumes Accepting Mail to Canada

Discount on Postage with Mobile Bar Code

UH Printing and Postal Services 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Day

Public Safety
Departmental Business Continuity Plans

Emergency Management � Hurricane Season

Learn How You Can Do YOUR Part to Prepare UH


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OSU Supports Student Success Team Administrative Review

The Student Success Team Administrative Review (S-STAR) task force is working to centralize and create an Academic, Business Services and Plant Operations & Maintenance (POM) model for centralized management of academic, business and finance, information technology and facilities maintenance. As part of this initiative, all auxiliary areas and non-core services are currently being reviewed in terms of their programmatic mission in order to be realigned to the appropriate support service areas.

As part of a recent peer review, members of Administration and Finance, Athletics, Health and Human Performance, Student Affairs and Facilities Management were joined by a four member review team from Ohio State University (OSU) to look at collaborative and consortium opportunities for both support and program areas with a specific focus on reviewing surrounding programs related to recreation as well as the Campus Recreation structure. The OSU team consisted of:

Ben Jay, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Athletics Facilities
Tracy Stuck, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Director of the Ohio Union & Student Activities
Xen Riggs, Associate Vice President, Student Life and University Development
Molly Ranz-Calhoun, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Director of Facility Management and Logistics.

In 2003, Ohio State University created the National Research Institute for College Recreational Sports and Wellness (NRI). In 2004, the NRI began publishing in the Recreational Sports Journal, and, in April of 2005, The Research Institute and National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) began their official partnership. In addition, OSU�s Recreation & Physical Activity Center (RPAC) was named an Outstanding Sports Facility (2007) by NIRSA. The RPAC is centrally located and boasts more than half a million square feet of recreation, meeting, fitness and aquatic space.

As we move toward Tier One, it is essential we benchmark the best in the nation. This review will be essential in the recommendations formulated to assist UH Administration and S-STAR as they progress forward with their recommendations and centralization efforts.

An executive summary detailing the preliminary findings will be published by July 15, 2011. For questions related to this initiative, please contact:

Melissa Rockwell, Executive Director Facilities Management:
713-743-8750 or

Keith Kowalka, Assistant Vice President Student Development:
713-743-5280 or

TJ Meagher, Associate Athletics Director:
713-743-9426 or