Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
March 2011
Employee Spotlight � David Johnson

Student Spotlight � Bethel Glumac

Events Calendar



Dining Plan Approved for 2011-12

Branch out your Burger Savvy with Four New Burger Creations at Burger Studio

UH Hilton Restaurant Manager Wins Spirit of Hilton Award

Don�t Keep it to Yourself � Share your Opinions with UH Dining Services

Executive Chef Brent Gorman Earns ProChef�s Certified Chef de Cuisine

Catering on Cullen March Special

HUB Statistics

University Travel Insurance Discontinued

P-Card and Travel Card Update

Office Supply Vendor Show on March 10

Green UH
UH Earns Silver STARS Rating for Sustainability Initiatives

Winner Chosen for Green UH T-shirt Contest

METRO On-site Service Brings Students to Green Commuter Fair

Urban Harvest � Planning the Spring Vegetable

New Online Housing Application to Streamline Process

Residents Make Valentines for Hospitalized Children

Parking and Transportation
Parking Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Regents

Response to Cullen Field Concerns

Frontier Fiesta
Parking Plan

Keeping you Posted on METRO�s Light Rail Construction

METRO Service to the Houston Rodeo

Plant Operations
CenterPoint Energy Easement Clearing

Policies and Procedures
As the UH Policies and Procedures World Turns..

Public Safety
University Oaks Community Parking Follow Up

Obtaining Employee Driver Records is Now Quick and Economical

Stay Green and Donate


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UH gains ground in its quest to become a greener campus, earning a sustainability rating of silver using the AASHE STARS self-reporting tool. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) administers the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) which is a self-reporting tool for universities to publicly collect and report their sustainability performance.

UH registered as a charter participant in the STARS program last semester and worked to collect data for many months in order to determine the rating. AASHE�s STARS acts as a guide for UH in reaching the next level of sustainability. Led by the efforts of the Sustainability Task Force, the university is able to recognize areas we have excelled in our sustainable efforts as well as areas where we can improve.

�The completion of UH�s STARS report is the culmination of years of work,� said Emily Messa, Assistant Vice President for University Services and campus sustainability officer. �Three years ago when we began our journey as a task force, we visualized the day when we would submit this report, a formal documentation of years of effort by many. Congratulations to the Task Force for their commitment and dedication. Also, my congratulations and thanks to Rahil Shah, our research assistant, for dutifully documenting these efforts.�

Institutions report their achievements in three overall areas: Education and Research; Operations; and Planning, Administration and Engagement. UH earned a total score of 53.64 with its highest points in Planning, Administration and Engagement.

The silver rating is valid for three years with expectations that the university will make a good faith effort to maintain its status. AASHE�s STARS is open to all institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada. It can be used by both institutions with established sustainability initiatives looking for long-term goals as well as institutions taking their first steps toward going green.

For more information about the University of Houston�s green efforts, visit