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2 Mission Statement The A. D. Bruce Religion Center is a member of the family of University Centers at the University of Houston and is committed to… providing a home for the spirit of learning, developing community, and encouraging interfaith dialogue within a diverse university community. The A.D. Bruce Religion Center is the home that provides opportunities to develop partnerships among students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests of the University of Houston each day as they journey on their course of self-discovery.

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4 The A.D. Bruce Religion Center Story Named after former UH President General A. D. Bruce Dedicated in May 1965 Funding came from several sources including money raised by Houston churches Eleven Charter Members – raised a minimum of $10,000 Charter Members have offices as long as they have an organized presence at UH Over 213 weddings, funerals, memorials, baptisms, quinceañeras & other special events annually Will celebrate our 50 th Anniversary in 2015!

5 A.D. Bruce Religion Center ORGANIZATIONAL CHART Assistant Vice President for Student Development University Centers Director University Centers Facilities and Operations Manager A.D. Bruce Religion Center Students (5) Policy Board Students (6) Faculty/Staff (4) Charter/CMA Members (6) Manager (ex officio) Campus Ministries Association

6 Campus Ministries at UH - CMA 2 nd Floor Catholic Campus Ministry – Newman* Episcopal / Canterbury United Campus Ministries ( Presbyterian, United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ ) 1 st Floor Baptist Student Ministries* ( Intervarsity Christian Fellowship & IV International) B-nai Brith / Hillel* Christian Scientists Church of Christ / The Point Houston Lutheran Campus Ministries (ELCA) Lutheran Campus Ministries (Missouri Synod) United Methodist – Wesley Foundation (Campus House of Prayer, Mission 24 & Every Nation Campus Ministry) Student Organizations Muslim Student Association (2 nd Floor) Off Campus Ministries Chi Alpha Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Hindu Chaplaincy *Also has an off campus facility

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8 GOALS for FY 2013 Goal: The University Centers will work toward integrating programs, services, operations and facilities. Strategy: Maintain and expand the established partnership with relevant groups. Strategy: Fully integrate UCs student learning outcomes into the AD Bruce Religion Centers initiatives. Goal: Maintain and increase marketing and public relations efforts for the University Centers organization to expand awareness of the services, programs and facilities. Strategy: Continue to identify on-line wedding planning sites to market the Chapel at A.D. Bruce as well as the reception facilities at the University Center and the University Hilton for after event receptions.

9 GOALS for FY 2013 continued… Strategy: Coordinate planning with CMA and other university departments for the annual University Memorial Service each spring to honor the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university that have passed away. Strategy: Continue with the development of new content and revisions within the A.D. Bruce Religion Center web pages. Goal: Marketing for the A.D. Bruce Religion Center Strategy: Continue to work with the UH Alumni Association to 1) identify UH alumni who were married in the chapel & 2) promote re-commitment ceremonies. Strategy: Develop the planning process and calendar for promoting the 50 th Anniversary of the A.D. Bruce Religion Center in 2015.

10 Goal: Explore ways to expand, enhance and/or modify retail services and programs to improve student/customer satisfaction and convenience and/or generate additional revenues. Strategy: Identify new revenue streams, e.g. types of events, copy service for CMA/Religion Center and other potential rental options. Strategy: Develop customer satisfaction surveys for annual evaluation improvement of programs and services & the development of new programs. Strategy: Develop programs in conjunction with the Moores School of Music. GOALS for FY 2013 continued…

11 Goal: Continue to work toward improved Center operations & Service. Strategy: Continue work on the expanded development and use of the computerized EMS reservation system through new configurations in order to include campus ministry office spaces as special event locations for their events, i.e. open houses, Bible studies, etc. so the existence of those programs can also be tracked related to facility usage. Strategy: Continue to develop event services standards for student assistants as well as ongoing training programs. Strategy: Develop a plan of action for short term and long term building and maintenance concerns. Strategy: Continue to research and benchmark with peer institutions to establish operational and programmatic baseline data in order to evaluate and improve current programs, services & policies.

12 GOALS for FY 2013 continued… Goal: Continue renovation efforts and sustainability initiatives as part of the University Centers organization to maintain facilities and equipment in a fully operational and aesthetically attractive condition. Strategy: Continue to work with Plant Operations as part of the centralization of services to refine a developed plan of action for cleaning, repair and restoring of the A. D. Bruce Religion Center with the assistance of University Centers staff. Goal: Continue to enhance reservation services and technology support as part of the University Centers organization in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness for our various students/ customers and departmental (and Division) staff as appropriate. Strategy: Continue to develop uses of customer kiosk for event reservations; place all or revised event planning or registration forms on A. D. Bruce Religion Center website..

13 GOALS for FY 2013 continued… Goal: Contribute to supporting the professional and personal growth and development of staff, volunteers and campus ministers as part of the University Centers organization while empowering ownership for the management and maintenance of our facilities, programs and services. Strategy: Ongoing training for Student Assistants. Strategy: Revive the A. D. Bruce Policy Board.

14 2010 – 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & YEAR IN REVIEW A.D. Bruce Religion Center events for fiscal year include the following Event Bookings by customer types… 783 – 15 UH registered student organizations 394 – Charter Member Groups & CMA 647 – UH campus departments 58 – UH students, faculty, staff and alumni 162– The greater Houston community These event bookings for totaled 4,588 event hours.

15 A.D. Bruce Religion Center – Traffic Counts Fall 2010 September 16,851 October 16,732 November 4,805 December 1,333* Spring 2011 January 2,026* February 3,246* March 3,682* April 3,814* Summer 2011 May 5,406 June 7,500 July 8,930 August 10,524 *Entrance door counter malfunction during these months

16 Religious Studies Program Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Religion Center Staff

17 2010 – 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & YEAR IN REVIEW New Carpet in Small Chapel, Atrium, and Rooms 202 & 204 & Asbestos Abatement

18 2010 – 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & YEAR IN REVIEW Installation of 2 Bike Racks A.D. Bruce Religion Center

19 2010 – 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & YEAR IN REVIEW NEW Customer Kiosk & Events fully integrated in Event Management System & Enhanced A. D. Bruce Religion Center Web Site

20 2010 – 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & YEAR IN REVIEW CMAs Annual UH Remembers Memorial Service

21 2010 – 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & YEAR IN REVIEW OTHER HIGHLIGHTS… * Structural Review of A.D. Bruce Religion Center as part of Phase II Project for Campus Assessment. Required to move forward with Glazing Project. *Addition of Hindu Campus Ministry to CMA *Contact and confirmation of return of Wesley Foundation (6/12) *Contact for possible Muslim Student Chaplaincy *Marketing through WEDDING WIRE – on-line site for weddings

22 FY 2012 – One Time Allocation Requests To support the glazing of 36 additional exterior windows which are located in the east wing of the A. D. Bruce Religion Center. Glazing of exterior windows Total - $327,708 To support the Atrium Banquet/Event Chairs in the public areas on the 2 nd floor of A.D. Bruce Religion Center. Chair Replacement Total - $10,159 A portion of the utilities cost not covered by the endowment from the Rockwell Foundation. Utilities Total $4,838 To support student wages and benefits for Fall, Spring & Summer Student Wages & Benefits Total – $30,837

23 FY 2011 – One Time Allocation Requests continued To support the cost of the change to Facilities Management Centralization of Housekeeping & Maintenance at the A. D. Bruce Religion Center. Contract Total - $54,106

24 Justification for Glazing Project FY11/FY12

25 FY 2013 – Base Allocation Requests A portion of the utilities cost not covered by the endowment from the Rockwell Foundation. Utilities Total - $4,838 Support student wages and benefits for fall, spring & summer semesters. Student Wages & Benefits Total - $30,838 To support the cost of the change to Facilities Management Centralization of Housekeeping & Maintenance at the A. D. Bruce Religion Center. Contract - $54,016

26 Thank you! The A.D. Bruce Religion Center at The University of Houston An education consists of giving all that you can to the body, mind and spirit.

27 Questions & Answers A.D. Bruce Religion Center

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