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Office of Administration Releases Impactful Outcomes

As a way of demonstrating accountability toward goals in their strategic plan IMPACT 2027, in January, the Office of Administration leadership released its annual highlights document Impactful Outcomes, which highlights progress toward strategic goal completion during calendar year 2023.

“I am so proud of Office of Administration employees and teams on their focus toward helping the university realize its goals of recognition as a top 50 institution and our number one priority of student success,” said Emily Messa, Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President for Administration. “I look forward to the progress on our strategic goals in 2024 and supporting our employees and teams in achieving even greater successes this year. Our employees are continually asking the question, ‘how can I make a positive impact on the university?’ as we focus on continuous improvement across all of our programs and services.”

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Coca-Cola UH ambassador wins Rookie of the Year award

University of Houston junior Jimena De Los Reyes is a marketing major with a minor in management and leadership. And since Fall 2021, she’s been Coca-Cola’s UH campus ambassador. 

The Coca-Cola UH campus ambassador is a student employment experience offered as part of the UH System pouring and beverage vending contract, managed by UH Auxiliary Services. This contract is a five-year agreement, and as part of this contract, Coca-Cola provides fountain-drink and beverage vending services, as well as multiple sponsorship components and in-kind beverage support for campus events and emergency supplies of water. 

With less than a year as Coca-Cola's UH campus ambassador, Reyes outstanding work led her to pick up another title – Rookie of the Year. 

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The UH Campus Store hosted an educational session this summer with participants from the College of Technology’s DesignYou Coding Camp through an interactive session where campers were provided re-world technology experiences, learning the different components that make the store function.

The College of Technology’s coding camp provides children the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in computer coding and programming while learning problem-solving and analytical skills and their relation to the fashion and retail industry. You can read more here.

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The HUB Groundbreaking

HUB Ground Breaking

Construction will soon be underway on The Hub, a two-story, 41,000 square-foot facility that will replace The Satellite, an underground center that was a favorite of students and staff for decades. To celebrate this milestone, the University held a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, April 22nd.

Christopher Caldwell, a UH graduate student studying business management and leadership, chairs the Food Services Advisory Committee and helped re-imagine the space in collaboration with UH Auxiliary Services and Chartwells Higher Education, the UH System’s dining services partner.

“Your home is your first place; school is your second place. We want The Hub to be a student’s third space. They will come there to gather for fellowship and grab a quick bite,” said Caldwell. “This will not be just another food court, but rather a student-centered space on campus that is comfortable and welcoming to everyone.”



Cougar Textbook Access Program (CTAP)

The University of Houston Cougar Textbook Access Program (CTAP) is an exciting new digital rental program which allows students access to course materials on or before the first day of class, and at significant savings over purchasing new retail books.

Why Choose CTAP?

  • If you have been awarded financial aid and your award surpasses the cost of tuition and fees, the CTAP costs can be covered by the aid you have already been awarded.
  • Be better prepared by receiving your digital materials on or before the first day of class
    • Digital materials include the ability to easily and efficiently search, highlight, and take notes
  • Receive significant savings over the price of new retail books with CTAP negotiated pricing

2022 CTAP Results To Date

The CTAP program was first piloted in spring 2022 and has proven to be a popular choice among students in participating CTAP classes. See the cumulative program results below! The University looks forward to continuing this program and saving even more money for our students!