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Office of the Provost Staff

The Provost oversees 8 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
    • Daniel Chang | Director, Academic Programs | 713-743-7757
    • Pam Simpson | Executive Secretary | 832-842-0549
    • Linda Sullivan | Administrative Assistant

Marketing and Communication:

Education Innovation and Technology

Jeff Morgan, Ph.D. | Associate Provost, Education Innovation and Technology | 832-842-4725
  • Janis James | Executive Administrative Assistant | 832-842-4725

CASA Testing Services:

College / Division Information Services:

Distance and Online Operations:

Education Innovation and Technology:

Faculty and Departmental Instructional Support:

Online Functional Support:

Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs

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

Academic Policy:

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

Faculty Affairs and Assessment:

Faculty Engagement and Development:

  • Lacey L. Schmidt, Ph.D. | Executive Director, Faculty Engagement and Development | 713-743-6592
    • Casey Monigold | Administrative Assistant, Faculty Engagement and Development | 713-743-7809

Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity and Diversity:

Measurement and Evaluation Center:

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

Ombuds Services:

Finance and Administration

Sabrina Hassumani, Ph.D. | Associate Provost, Finance and Administration | 713-743-2755

  • Thuyhang (Vivianne) Do | Executive Director, Academic Affairs Finance and Administration | 713-743-0449
    • Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration:
      • Bradley Eanes | Director, Academic Affairs Finance and Administration | 713-743-0444
    • Business Operations, UH Sugar Land:
      • Ruby Haroon | Director, Business Operations, UH Sugar Land | 713-743-1254
    • Provost Business Office:

Global Strategies and Studies

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

Global Initiatives:

International Student and Scholar Services:

Learning Abroad:

Graduate School

Sarah C. Larsen, Ph.D. | Vice Provost and Dean, University of Houston Graduate School | 713-743-7948

Graduate and International Admissions:
Graduate Programs and Student Records:

Institutional Research

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

  • Janis James | Executive Administrative Assistant | 832-842-4725

Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment and Accreditation:

  • Miguel Ramos, Ph.D. | Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment and Accreditation | 713-743-4372
    • Youmei Liu | Director, Assessment / Accreditation | 832-842-8707
    • Amy O'Neal | Director, Assessment / Accreditation | 713-743-8735
    • Bobbie Koen | Program Manager 2 | 713-743-8885

Institutional Research and Information Management:

Quality Enhancement Plan:

University of Houston Sugar Land and Katy

Jay Neal, Ph.D. | Associate Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Chief Operating Officer of UH Sugar Land | 713-743-2652

Undergraduate Student Success

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

  • Janis James | Executive Administrative Assistant | 832-842-4725
  • Sandra Marino | Financial Coordinator 2 | 713-743-5432

Pre-Health Advising:

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
    • Jaquelline Pena | Program Manager 1, Retention and Graduation Initiatives | 713-743-8183

Undergraduate Academic Affairs:

Undergraduate Student Success Center:

Writing Center: