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Provost's Cabinet

paula myrick shortPaula Myrick Short, Ph.D.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UH System
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, UH

As the Chief Academic Officer, the Provost is responsible for student access and success, academic programs and policies, and oversees faculty appointments, promotions, and tenure.


chris stanichChris Stanich, J.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Provost
Institutional Planning and Analysis

Responsible for strategic and budget planning, policy analysis, performance evaluation, SACS accreditation, facilities maintenance/renovation, and support for Board of Regents activities.


mark clarkeMark Clarke, Ph.D.

Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs

Responsible for activities related to the recruitment, hiring, orientation, professional development, recognition, and promotion and tenure of faculty.

maureen croftMaureen Grimes Croft, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Strategic Enrollment Planning

Responsible for the development, implementation, and management of undergraduate strategic enrollment planning.


sabrina hassumani headshotSabrina Hassumani, Ph.D.

Associate Provost, Finance and Administration

Responsible for budget administration, human resources, and business policies and procedures.


bruce jonesBruce Jones, Ph.D.

Vice Provost, Academic Programs

Responsible for assessment of academic program quality and effectiveness and for coordinating the development of academic programs.  


ramanan krishnamoortiRamanan Krishnamoorti, Ph.D.

Chief Energy Officer

Responsible for developing a strategic plan, analyzing workforce needs, and developing external partnerships in order to enhance the university’s academic and research programs related to energy.


dmitri litvinovDmitri Litvinov, Ph.D.

Vice Provost and Dean, University of Houston Graduate School

Responsible for planning and developing a University of Houston graduate school, including the coordination of graduate admissions, the implementation of graduate school policies and procedures, and ensuring adequate financial support for graduate students.


longacreTeri Elkins Longacre, J.D., Ph.D.

Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Student Success

Responsible for articulating and implementing a strategic vision for the university’s undergraduate student success efforts, including academic advising, research opportunities, and improvement of academic programs.


robert mcphersonRobert McPherson, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Provost, Academic Affairs and Operations, University of Houston Sugar Land

Responsible for the leadership and administration of the instructional programs, faculty, and campus operations in Sugar Land.


jeff morganJeff Morgan, Ph.D.

Associate Provost, Education Innovation and Technology

Responsible for assessing the effectiveness of different teaching modalities and identifying technologies to advance learning and teaching.


jaime ortizJaime Ortiz, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Global Strategies and Studies

Responsible for reviewing and analyzing the effectiveness of global activities including study abroad programs, and the development of outreach strategies to recruit and retain faculty, students, and staff from diverse and international backgrounds.