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UH Launches $1 Billion Capital Campaign to Fuel Student Success

Posted Jan. 19, 2017 – College of Education students, faculty and staff joined in celebration as the University of Houston launched the public phase of its historic $1 billion capital campaign.

Called “Here, We Go: The Campaign for the University of Houston,” the ambitious fundraising effort is ahead of schedule, with $680 million already raised thanks to generous donors.

“We have big dreams, big goals, and we have big aspirations,” Renu Khator, chancellor of the UH System and president of UH, said at the kickoff event Thursday morning.

The College of Education’s campaign priorities include increased funding for student scholarships and fellowships, establishing endowed chair and professorship opportunities, and strengthening our key research centers and community engagement initiatives.

"The University campaign represents a remarkable opportunity to fuel the College of Education's vision to transform the education and wellbeing of all children and families in Houston and beyond," said Robert McPherson, dean of the College of Education. "With generous support from donors, we can build on our efforts to recruit the best students and faculty and to produce pioneering research to change the world."

The University’s faculty/staff giving campaign is co-chaired by College of Education Professor Augustina “Tina” H. Reyes and her husband, Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in the Law Center and Interim President of University of Houston-Downtown.

Associate Professor Cathy Horn will serve as the college’s representative on the Faculty/Staff Campaign Committee. Sam Brower, director of the master’s program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and retention specialist Laura Lee have accepted roles as campaign ambassadors.

Check out the University's campaign launch video.

Technology director Tim Rosas represented the College of Education during the Launch Talk event.