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Office of the Provost Staff

The Provost oversees 11 separate academic areas, each with an assistant, associate, or vice provost. For a list of key personnel, please see below. Additionally, the deans of the colleges, school of nursing, and UH Libraries report to the Provost.

Office of the Provost

Cindy Mejia | Chief of Staff | 713-743-5369
Christine Klocke | Director of Marketing and Communication | 713-743-1182
Sylvana Loc | Social Media Manager | 713-743-1067
Pam Simpson | Secretary | 832-842-0549
Elizabeth Wingfield | Executive Administrative Assistant | 713-743-2314

Academic Programs

Bruce Jones, Ph.D. | Vice Provost, Academic Programs | 713-743-2490
Dana Green | Administrative Assistant | 713-743-4798

Education Innovation and Technology

Jeff Morgan, Ph.D. | Associate Provost, Education Innovation and Technology | 832-842-4725
Chimyra McKelvey | Administrator, Business Department | 832-842-5702
Janis Vallet | Executive Administrative Assistant | 832-842-4725

Online and Special Programs:
Sandra Lozano | Director, Online and Special Programs | 713-743-1560

Educational Technology-Faculty and Departmental Instructional Support:
Teresa Acosta, Ph.D. | Director, Faculty Design and Instructional Support | 832-842-2142

Blackboard Functional Support:
Michael Scott | Manager, Computing Systems | 713-743-2431

CASA Testing Services:
Samantha Stark | Supervisor, Lab Operations | 713-743-5685

Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs

Mark Clarke, Ph.D. | Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs | 713-743-6894
Lisa Farr | Executive Administrative Assistant | 713-743-6894

Academic Policy:
Jane Olinger | Assistant Provost, Academic Policy, Faculty Affairs | 713-743-9392

Faculty Affairs and Assessment:
Sarah Castillo | Director, Faculty Affairs | 713-743-9168
Leslie Copeland | Analyst, Faculty Affairs | 713-743-0151
Andrea Short | Senior Faculty Affairs and Assessment Analyst | 713-743-2988

Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity and Diversity:
Erika Henderson, Ed.D. | Assistant Provost, Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity and Diversity | 713-743-0486
Vacant | Executive Administrator for Faculty Recruitment and Retention

Measurement and Evaluation Center:
Nia Soeharto | Coordinator | 713-743-5441

Ombuds Services:
Dr. Richard Bond | Faculty and Staff Ombudsperson | Website

Finance and Administration

Sabrina Hassumani, Ph.D. | Associate Provost, Finance and Administration | 713-743-2755
Thuyhang (Vivianne) Do | Director, Finance and Administration | 713-743-0449
Bradley Eanes | Assistant Director, Finance and Administration | 713-743-0444

Provost Business Office:
Vanessa Torres | Director, Provost Business Office | 713-743-0442
Chimyra McKelvey | Department Business Administrator | 832-842-5702
Deidra Perry | Department Business Administrator | 713-743-4132
Sabrina York | Department Business Administrator | 713-743-0443

Global Strategies and Studies

Jaime Ortiz, Ph.D. | Vice Provost, Global Strategies and Studies | 713-743-7310

International Student and Scholar Services:
Anita Gaines | Director | 713-743-5071

Learning Abroad:
Kelly Kleinkort | Director | 713-743-9167

Global Initiatives:
Erin Giannantonio | Assistant Director | 713-743-9338

Graduate School

Bruce Jones, Ph.D. | Interim Vice Provost and Dean, University of Houston Graduate School | 713-743-4168
Shari Corprew | Associate Director | 713-743-2674
Megan Wright | Assistant Director, Graduate and International Admissions | 713-743-4995
Chris Foster | Assistant Director, Graduate Programs and Student Records | 713-743-6385
Akash Bhatt | Application Developer | 713-743-6516
Robert Torres-Torres | Graduate Documentation Specialist | 713-743-9798

Institutional Planning and Analysis

Miguel Ramos, Ph.D. | (Interim) Associate Provost, Institutional Planning and Analysis | 713-743-4372

Planning and Policy:
Jason Thurlkill | Director, Planning and Policy | 713-743-5231

Institutional Research and Information Management:
Susan Moreno, Ph.D. | Executive Director, Institutional Research and Information Management | 713-743-0640

Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment and Accreditation:
Miguel Ramos, Ph.D. | Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment and Accreditation | 713-743-4372

Facilities Planning and Analysis:
Vacant | Director, Facilities Planning and Analysis

Outreach and Community Engagement

Richard Phillips | Associate Provost, Outreach and Community Engagement

Undergraduate Student Success

Teri Longacre, Ph.D., J.D. | Vice Provost, Undergraduate Student Success | 713-743-4669

Undergraduate Student Success Center:
Melissa Pierson, Ph.D. | Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Student Success |

Exploratory Studies:
Nina Howard | Lead Student Success Advocate | 713-743-4998

Challenger Program:
Monica Floyd | Director | 713-743-5423

Educational Testing:
Patrick Daniel | Director | 713-743-5434

LAUNCH:
Ken Williams | Office Coordinator | 713-743-5453
Laura Heidel | Academic Counselor | 713-743-5439

Pre-Health Advising:
Larry Williams | 713-743-2637

Undergraduate Academic Affairs:
Heidi Kennedy, Ph.D. | Assistant Dean | 713-743-9187
Caroline Neary | Student Success Analyst | 713-743-7105
Sara Diaz | Program Coordinator - Student Contact | 713-743-9112
Shonnita Leslie | Program Manager - Undergraduate Committee Coordinator | 713-743-0919

Retention and Graduation Initiatives:
Tara Sass | Director, Retention and Graduation Initiatives | 713-743-1603
Morgan Meeks | Program Coordinator 2, Retention and Graduation Initiatives | 713-743-7543

Writing Center:
Mark Sursavage | Executive Director | 713-743-3017

Transfer Advising Program:
James Simpson | Program Director 2 | 713-743-1905