Welcome to the Office of the Provost

provost and vice chancellor paula myrick short

Welcome to the University of Houston’s Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. I am pleased to serve as Provost for the University of Houston. My office is committed to student success and working hard to implement various initiatives such as UH in 4 and the Provost’s Summer Read Program. I welcome you to explore the website for information on academic policies and for the latest on academic affairs initiatives currently underway.

Paula Myrick Short, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Chancellor/Senior Vice President for
Academic Affairs and Provost

Recent News and Annoucements

Graduate College of Social Work Dean Search Update:
The Provost is pleased to announce that the search committee for the Dean of the Graduate College of Social Work has been established. Dr. Robert McPherson, Dean of the College of Education, has agreed to chair the search committee. To learn more, click here.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Dean Search Update:
The Provost is pleased to announce that the search committee for the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has been established. The committee is co-chaired by Dr. Joseph Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean, Cullen College of Engineering and Dr. Scott Gilberston, M.D. Anderson Professor, Department of Chemistry. To learn more, click here.

Law Center Dean Search Update:
The search for the Dean of the University of Houston Law Center has been narrowed down to six candidates. Each finalist will visit the Law Center in the coming weeks to meet with faculty, students, staff, and other members of the University of Houston Law Center community. On-site interviews with each candidate will be scheduled starting the week of March 17. For more information, please visit the Law Center's website.

Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair:
The University of Houston invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair. The Dean of Libraries leads the University Libraries and advances the University’s mission of research and teaching by ensuring the provision of outstanding library services. To learn more, click here.

Fall Faculty Assembly Presentation:
Provost Short gave a presentation to the faculty last fall which highlighted the steps the University should take to continue to strive towards excellence. She spoke about the continued success of incoming students, new initiatives such as UH in 4 and Foundations of Excellence, and recognized the work of outstanding faculty members. To learn more and see the presentation, click here.