UHS Facilities Forum 2022

Digging Deeper into Sustaining Our Evolving Environment

confrence.jpgUH System Facilities leaders and business partners gathered to collaborate, network and gain knowledge at the 2022 UHS Facilities Forum. This year’s theme was “Digging Deeper into Sustaining Our Evolving Environment.” The event was attended by members of staff at the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Victoria and University of Houston-Clear Lake.

The attendees began the two-day event with a moving video message from Chancellor Khator thanking everyone for their dedication over these last few years of historic events including the freeze and the pandemic. She also welcomed them to the fifth annual Facilities Forum.

The first workshop was a keynote address from Dr. Robert K. Glenn. The President of UH-Victoria shared an encouraging message with examples of resiliency and tenacity. He weaved in stories from his own life experiences and included a list of insightful books that can be used to further develop the participants who attended.


A series of other workshops transpired over the following two days and formed a collaborative, learning environment. Facilitators highlighted the importance of digging deeper into knowing our fellow co-workers, using metrics to improve our processes, realizing the current energy trends, understanding safety aspects, pivoting to the hybridized workforce environment, managing customer expectations and reviewing sustainability initiatives.

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President David Oliver said, “Each year the information presented aligns with the current situations we deal with on a daily basis. The time we spend together during the forum builds our knowledge base and helps to encourage the continuous development of new ways of thinking.”

UH Facilities/Construction Management thanks all of the participants who engaged during the forum. A special thanks goes out to the hard work and dedication of the Facilities Forum planning committee who met for months in advance to discuss the logistics. F/CM looks forward to conducting many more UHS Facilities Forums in the future.