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IT Project Management Office  

IT Project Management Office


Welcome to UHD's IT Project Management Office (PMO) which consists of a team of project management professionals that bring an integrated approach to IT projects with the highest level of care to your detailed needs. Through application of the best practices and methods, UHD's IT Project Management Office brings you results on time, within budget, and inside scope.




Our Current Projects


 


PMO Mission Statement


The Project Management Office (PMO) in the IT division serves as the primary point of contact for all technology related project requests. Our mission is to serve as a liaison between IT and the UHD community, provide centralized tracking of technology projects for visibility, prioritization and resource allocation, and assist with project management on select IT initiatives as assigned by IT executive leadership.



PMO Objective


Provide an enterprise-wide approach to identify, prioritize, track, and successfully execute a technology portfolio of initiatives and projects aligned with the University of Houston Downtown strategic goals as determined by IT and University leadership.



Project Management, Done Right  


Meet Our Team


Kimberley Solomon
Director
solomonk@uhd.edu

Kimberley is the current Director of the Project Management Office with over 20 years of experience in managing small to large projects. She joined the University of Houston-Downtown in September 2016. Her career has provided numerous opportunities to use a wide variety of project and process management approaches and methodologies.


Tai Hilaire
IT Project Manager & Business Analyst II
hilairet@uhd.edu

Tai has been at the University of Houston-Downtown since 2004. She started as a student worker in the Upward Bound Department and then join the IT Department in December 2015. With over eight years of project management experience, Tai strives to provide exceptional support and customer service from project initiation to completion to accomplish the university’s goals and mission. GO GATORS!!


​Megan Lee
IT Project Manager & Business Analyst I
leem@uhd.edu

Megan has been part of the IT department at University of Houston Downtown for 15 years. She provides a technical expertise to the projects that she manages. Along with managing projects such as the PC replacement project for the entire campus (computing labs and faculty & staff computers), she also provides recommendations for software, computers/laptops and mobile devices purchases.


​Que-Anh Ngoc Nguyen
IT Student Staff​
nguyenq@uhd.edu

Que-Anh is working on her graduate degree in Data Analytics (MSDA) at UHD. She has 5 years of experience in designing dashboards, data manipulation and analysis, and academic research. She has worked with Tableau, Power BI, R, Python and SQL. Que-Anh has worked for IT PMO since Winter 2021 as an IT Student Staff. She worked with IT project managers creating dashboards to track project and budget status. With the training, and collaboration of IT department staff, she can strengthen project management skills and learn how to apply Power BI, Power Bi report builder proficiently in reality. She is working towards her degree and career.




Shamair Mitchell
IT Project Manager & Business Analyst II
mitchells@uhd.edu

Shamair started her journey with the University of Houston-Downtown in February of 2020 with the PMO team, with over seven years of project management experience in IT. Her professional career has led her to work both on the technical and policy & procedures side of IT. Shamair aims to use her skills and knowledge to provide the best support for her team throughout the lifecycle of each project.


Nancy Butler
IT Project Coordinator
butlerm@uhd.edu

Nancy has over 10 years of experience as a Project Coordinator and 21 years of Customer Service in the Oil and Gas Industry, before joining the IT PMO in 2021. In collaboration with the Project Managers, Nancy works hard to keep projects meticulously on schedule and within budget and scope. She thrives as a Project Coordinator and her primary goal is to get the best out of both people and projects; it’s what she does best.


​​​Terry Teri​​ 
IT Project Manager & Business Analyst I
terit@uhd.edu

Ms. Terry holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Bachelor's with emphasis in Finance from the University of the Incarnate Word and two degrees in Technology (one in Networking Infrastructure and another in Internet Security) from Del Mar College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has over ten years of experience working on an enterprise network for the City of Corpus Christi MIS Department and has taught Cisco CCNA classes at the college level. She has over fifteen years of experience as a project manager in software implementations and construction renovations. Currently, Ms. Terry is a Project Manager/Analyst in the Technology Department at the University of Houston, Downtown.



Olufela Onadiji
IT Student Staff
onadijio@uhd.edu

Olufela is currently working on his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at UHD. He has two years of experience with building websites and has worked with C++, HTML, CSS, and Python. He works with the IT project managers following project management guidelines and processes to maintain and track projects, as well as creating regular reports on project status. He is learning valuable project management skills that he can apply to his career.


Priyadarshini Thota
IT Student Staff
thotap1@gator.uhd.edu

PriyaDarshini is currently enrolled for Masters's degree in Data Analytics at UHD. She has two years of experience at IBM ,and she worked with Java, HTML, CSS, and Python. She was Trained for full-stack development for six months and Worked on OpenShift technology for more than a year. She works with the IT project managers following project management guidelines and processes at UHD to maintain and track projects, as well as creating regular reports on project status. She is learning valuable project management skills that she can apply to her career.


​​​Justine Weber
IT Student Assistant
weberj@uhd.edu​

Justine is a Management Information Systems major at UHD. After earning her undergraduate degree, she plans on enrolling in the UHD MBA program with a concentration in Project Management. In 2004, she developed a passion for graphic design and coding using HTML. In addition to HTML, she has experience in dreamweaver, photoshop, paint shop pro, and canva. She has over 15 years of experience in customer service with 4 years in administration primarily in the medical industry. In 2019, Justine was elected Vice President of Service for Phi Theta Kappa and lead her chapter in a service project to give back to the community. She currently works with the IT project managers to track projects and create reports on project status. With this additional experience, she will enhance her skill set and learn how to lead and manage a project until closing.



What We Do


We're leading large and organizationally complex implementations.

The Project Management Office manages IT projects with efficiency, empathy, and a thorough attention to detail.

We're applying proven methodologies to the initiatives and programs that we manage.

We're managing the scope and schedule of our projects to ensure that the original purpose of the engagement is satisfied.



Where To Start


Have A Project?

Click on the link above to fill out our IT Project Request Form. Please submit requests for projects that are needed to support the functional and technical needs of the university. We look forward to progressing your project forward and are excited to hear what you have in mind.

Have A Question?

Click on the link above to send an email to our Project Management Office Staff. Submit questions for future projects or projects currently underway for the university. We look forward to hearing from you and are excited to help.

Want To Know More?

Click on the link above to find out how we conduct our projects from start to finish. We leave out no details regarding how we orchestrate projects into fruition so you can understand why we are the best solution for your project management needs. Check back soon as we are constantly adding more content.



 

IT Service Desk
IT Service Desk
Phone: 713-221-8031
Hours: Open daily from 7AM to Midnight.

Have A Suggestion?
PMO SUGGESTION BOX
Click on the link above to fill out our IT PMO suggestion box form.​​​​​​​​