Greetings from Dr. Robert McPherson
Welcome back to your University of Houston Sugar Land! I hope all students, faculty and staff have had a restful summer and are gearing up for a successful fall.
The first days of the new semester are always exciting and busy. As you settle in to your classes and schedules, let me take this opportunity to tell you about some new things happening at UH Sugar Land.
- With approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, UHSL is now a campus of the University of Houston. That means we’re all in the Cougar family (don’t forget to wear red on Fridays!).
- The UH Board of Regents has approved a master plan for UHSL, and the design phase for our new 150,000 sq. ft. classroom building is underway. The new facility will be completed within two years and will house UH College of Technology programs, as well as business, education and health programs.
- And this great news: The recent graduating class at the UH School of Nursing has had a 100 percent first-time pass rate for the licensure exam—a national competency exam all nursing students must pass to become registered nurses. The School of Nursing has had a 100-percent passing rate for two years running, placing it in the top five percent of the nation.
We have a lot to be proud of. These accomplishments, coupled with the support of our neighbors and colleagues in Sugar Land and Fort Bend County, inspire us to continue our journey forward.
As we begin our first year as an institution of the University of Houston, I thank you all for your great support and wish you all a productive semester.
Robert H. McPherson
Interim Associate Provost, Academic Affairs & Operations
University of Houston Sugar Land