Staff Council Member Elections - University of Houston
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The University of Houston Staff Council is an advisory body to the President of the University and the University administration. Staff Council consists of elected staff members from each division who represent the entire staff body. 

Staff Council Elections are overseen by the Membership and Elections Committee in accordance with the Election Code (revised March 2021)


2021 Election Results - 2


2021 Staff Council Elections Results

The names in bold are the winners of the 2021 Staff Council Elections. For more information concerning the results, please contact Membership and Elections Committee Co-Chairs Scott Mason and Giovanni Rosselli.

At-Large (1 open position)

Candidate % Vote
Andy Moon (winner) 98.6%
Write-in candidates 1.4%

Academic Affairs (3 open positions)

Candidate % Vote
Whitney Johnson (winner) 30.9%
Shahab Tayyab (winner) 19.8%
Vicki Cerna-Bell (winner) 17.4%
Ashley Brown 16.7%
Caleb Prestridge 15.3%
Write-in candidates 0.0%

Research (1 open position)

Candidate % Vote
Tina Blakes (winner) 100.0%
Write-in candidates 0.0%

Student Affairs & Enrollment Services (2 open positions)

Candidate % Vote
Gillian Bautista (winner) 84.0%

Write-in candidate: Marti Trummer‐Cabrera (winner)

Other Write-in candidates 12.0%

University Advancement (1 open position)

Candidate % Vote
Shatera Anderson (winner) 100.0%
Write-in candidates 0.0%

There were no open positions in the following Divisions for the 2021 Staff Council Elections: Administration & Finance; Office of the President; and University Marketing & Communications.

View the Voters' Guide for information on candidates by division.

  • Voting

    Election Information

    In order to vote during elections, voters:

    • Must be benefits-eligible (50% FTE or greater) staff members.
    • Must know their CougarNet account username and password.
    • May cast their vote for no more than the number of open positions available for their division and for one At-Large candidate.
    • May write-in one candidate for their division (if it has open positions) and one At-Large candidate.
    • May cast their vote from any device with internet access or at any of the additional polling sites.
    • May only vote once. The online voting site will reject any voter’s attempt to go through the voting system more than once.
  • Open Positions by Division

    Below is the apportionment by division. At-Large nominations and nominations for divisions currently without open positions are encouraged for filling possible mid-year vacancies. Academic Affairs is inclusive of the College of Medicine.

    Division Total for
    At-Large 3 1
    Academic Affairs 17 3
    Administration & Finance 11 0
    Office of the President 2 0
    Research 1 1
    Student Affairs and Enrollment Services 4 2
    University Advancement 1 1
    University Marketing and Communications 1 0
  • Staff Council Member Responsibilities

    Staff Council members are expected to:

    • Attend monthly meetings of the Council on the first Thursday of each month.
    • Commit five to seven hours per month to Council business and activities.
    • Actively participate on two or more Staff Council committees or subcommittees.
    • Disseminate information from Staff Council meetings to the staff within their specific area.
    • Interact with staff to ensure that issues, concerns, or ideas are brought forth to the appropriate administrator for action.
    • Participate in staff and campus events.
  • Criteria

    The nominee must be a benefits-eligible (50% FTE or greater) staff member employed at UH for no less than one year (start date of 9/1/2020 or earlier).

  • Questions

    Staff Council Elections are overseen by the Membership and Elections Committee in accordance with the Election Code

    If you have questions, please contact Brisa Gossett at bgossett@Central.UH.EDU or 713-743-0474.