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emily messa

Emily A. Messa, Ph.D., C.A.S.P.

Associate Vice Chancellor & Associate Vice Pres. Administration

Supported by a dedicated staff, student employees and 300-plus contractors, the Office of Administration provides a foundational infrastructure of services for the campus community and also cultivates ongoing growth and proactive master planning of fundamental UH initiatives in collaboration with campus community partners in support of the UH Mission and transformation as an innovative pacesetter for future success.

For news and highlights from across the Office of Administration, check out the 2020 Annual Highlights report.

Annual Highlights booklet

2020 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 ranging across third-party dining, parking, shuttle and bookstore operations, among the program areas of Auxiliary Services, and University Services, comprised of Cougar Card, the Office of Sustainability, Cullen Performance Hall, and Copy, Print and Delivery Services.

Highlights

  • Calhoun Addresses Change to Martin Luther King

    Calhoun Addresses Change to Martin Luther King

    Information regarding the street name change project can be found on the project website, www.uh.edu/cpd .  Click on the bottom left icon labeled, MLK New Address.
  • 2021 NACAS C3X Conference Honorees

    2021 NACAS C3X Conference Honorees

    NACAS C3X Awards honor Office of Administration staff for "breaking new ground, implementing innovation and achieving success."
  • UH Dining Hosts food drive

    UH Dining Hosts Food Drive

    All month long, canned goods can be dropped off at the Welcome Center building, suite #150 anytime from 10am - 4pm, Monday through Friday. Those who donate 5 cans or more will receive a voucher for a free medium drip coffee and a donut from the Market Store.
  • Join us for a celebration of friends, giving back, fun, and games on Thursday, November 18th at Cougar Woods from 11am-2pm.

    Thankful Table at Cougar Woods

    Join us for a celebration of friends, giving back, fun, and games on Thursday, November 18th at Cougar Woods from 11am-2pm.
  • Qatari Artist Muna Al Bader creates the mural

    Qatari Artist Muna Al Bader creates the mural

    Public Art UHS brought Qatari Artist Muna Al-Bader to campus for a unique and inspiring experience: the creation of a new mural, Cultural Bonds in celebration of the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture. The piece was recently completed and will be on view until November 2022. It is conveniently located in the UH Arts district, outside the College of Technology. Visit Public Art UHS for additional details.
  • Holiday Safety Tips & Reminders

    Holiday Safety Tips & Reminders

    Before placing the holiday decor or warming up in your office, check out this year’s holiday safety tips and reminders from our partners across the Division of Administration & Finance. Reminders include inspecting holiday decor, tips for decorating offices, being aware of gift card scams, and preparing for frigid winter weather.
  • COVID-19 Supply Chain and Economic Impact to Auxiliary & Service Departments

    COVID-19 Supply Chain and Economic Impact to Auxiliary & Service Departments

    The ongoing pandemic has resulted in nationwide supply chain impacts to the food services and hospitality industries, among others. Click here to learn more about how these shortages may impact the UH System community. 
  • New Artist Exhibition Through March 2023

    New Artist Exhibition Through March 2023

    Dorothy Hood: The Edge of Being is organized by Public Art of the University of Houston System in collaboration with the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) and UH Libraries Special Collections. The exhibition features artworks from several collections including those of Public Art UHS and the AMST as well as objects drawn from the Dorothy Hood Papers, a collection of the Art Museum of South Texas and the University of Houston Libraries. Click here for more details.
  • Print Your COVID-19 Signage Today!

    Print Your COVID-19 Signage Today!

    Easily order your COVID-19 signage today from Copy, Print and Delivery Services. Click here to view our order sheet. All posters are printed tear-, water- and chemical-resistant synthetic paper. To order signage, please email cpd@uh.edu with the sign number requested, size preference and quantity required.
  •  Introducing our new Coke Campus Ambassador

    Introducing our new Coke Campus Ambassador

    We are excited to have Jimena De Los Reyes Ezquer on board as the new UH Coca-Cola Campus Ambassador this year. Follow her on Instagram (Jimena.dlr) and Snap Chat (jimedelosreyes) for news on future sampling and outreach events!
  • Package Drop to Residential Communities

    Package Drop to Residential Communities

    In order to better accommodate students’ busy schedules and to improve the efficiency of processing nearly 1000 packages daily, UH Delivery Services has installed Parcel Locker System at 6 residential locations throughout the University of Houston campus.

    These Parcel Locker System provide secure package pickup 24-hours a day and allow students fast, worry-free package retrieval at a time convenient to them.
  • Faculty Textbook Adoption Resource Update

    Faculty Textbook Adoption Resource Update

    For the latest information about how to enter your adoptions through the Faculty Center, check out easy step-by-step instructions about how to adopt your course materials in six steps or less!

    the Follett Discover module within Access UH is an easy way to submit your adoptions. Visit the 2021 Faculty Textbook Adoption website to learn more.

  •  What’s New in UH Dining

    What’s New in UH Dining

    - Fall 2021 Food Truck Schedule
    - Student Hiring Job Opportunities
    - Supply Chain and Hiring Shortages
    - October Events calendar
  • UH Campus Store Price Match

    UH Campus Store Price Match

    The UH Campus Store’s price matching policy allows students to compare new, used, and rental textbook prices at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
  • Asado Buritos and Bowls Now Open!

    Asado Buritos and Bowls Now Open!

    Check out this step-by-step video on how to order from the new on-campus self-serve food lockers from the Boost Mobile Ordering app.  UH and its food service provider, Chartwells Higher Education, have partnered with Apex Order Pick Up Solutions to offer self-serve automated food lockers on campus with the new food concept, Asado Burritos and Bowls, becoming the first institution of higher education in the state of Texas with the convenient and contactless food pick-up solution.
  • "Have Parking Questions?" Check out the Parking Virtual Town Hall

    "Have Parking Questions?" Check out the Parking Virtual Town Hall

    Parking and Transportation Services provided updates on parking and shuttle services during the Parking Town Hall Updated link for the recording. Click here to view the town hall.
  • Events at Cullen Performance Hall

    Events at Cullen Performance Hall

    We are excited to see you for our upcoming events! Come join us for a season of wonder!
  • Pay With Your Digital Cougar Card

    Pay With Your Digital Cougar Card

    Exciting News from Cougar Card! You can now pay for your meals at Cougar Woods with your digital Cougar Card. It’s easy. Open your digital cougar card in the UH Go app. Use the QR code for meal swipe, Cougar Cash and ShastaBucks transactions!
  • Overnight Parking Prohibited

    Overnight Parking Prohibited

    Several ungated parking lots on campus where overnight parking is not allowed between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Monday-Friday. TOWING WILL BE ENFORCED ON THE FIRST OFFENSE. Please familiarize yourself with these lots. More information is posted on our website.
  • Sign up for text updates from Parking

    Sign up for text updates from Parking

    You can sign up for text messege alerts from Parking and Transportation by Texting COOGPARK to 55744
  • Be Inspired, Be Engaged: UH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

    Be Inspired, Be Engaged: UH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

    The Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee Progress Report highlights the diversity, equity and inclusion webpage featuring "We Marched On" social conversation with Alexis Cheatum, Olivia Lam, Dr. Emily Messa, and moderated by Dr. Donnell Young.
  • Calling all foodies and more!

    Calling all foodies and more!

    Auxiliary Services encompasses the dining, vending, and campus store programs on our campus. Please click here to view the Virtual Town Hall and learn more about food services and campus store as we welcome our students and staff to campus.
  • New Kellogg's Bowl Bot

    New Kellogg's Bowl Bot

    The Kellogg’s Bowl Bot offering several different cereal options will be available at Cougar Village 1 in early October. Follow @uhfoodie for details on how you can receive a 20% off coupon to use toward your first Bowl Bot purchase.
  • Brewbike, empowering the next generation of leaders

    Brewbike, empowering the next generation of leaders

    Now on tap, the BrewBike is a student-run campus coffee concept that is aimed at empowering the next generation of leaders through entrepreneurial experience. Visit https://brewbike.com for more details.

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