It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the University of Houston. As the senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, I oversee all academic programs and policies, and am responsible for ensuring student access and success. I am committed to meeting the goals of national competitiveness and community advancement so we can continue to increase the University’s academic reputation and national rankings. We are working on exciting initiatives such as the new Graduate School and the creation of a Health Science Center. I hope you will stay tuned for more information from my office on the exciting programs underway. With all that is happening, it is a great time to join the UH community.
I want to remind you to take advantage of the opportunity to study with our distinguished, Tier One faculty. You will learn with award-winning scholars including National Academy members as well as Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, and Tony Award-winning professors.
I wish you a great academic year and look forward to seeing you at graduation.
Paula Myrick Short