February 14, 2008Titled “Future Building,” the University of Houston President’s Report to the Community has been released.
“It brings me great pleasure to present the University of Houston’s President’s Report to the Community—a publication that celebrates our achievements in the field of higher education over the past year,” said Renu Khator, UH president. “As you will read, our most recent accomplishments underscore the notion that the University of Houston is well on its way to becoming a top-tier metropolitan research university.”
The report covers fiscal year 2007—Sept. 1, 2006 to Aug. 31, 2007. It includes short news items about academic successes, such as Martin V. Melosi, Distinguished University Professor of History and executive director of the Center for Public History, receiving a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award.
Other stories highlight achievements in research, such as UH’s efforts to build research clusters in which teams of researchers from a wide range of disciplines collaborate on issues of intellectual, scientific, social, economic, environmental and cultural importance.
Additionally, the publication details numerous service initiatives, including the College of Pharmacy’s Community Wellness Program. Under the auspices of the program, students provide screenings to communities in Harris County and the surrounding areas.
An overview of the $716.6 million operating budget for fiscal year 2007 also is included in the report.
“We are changing lives throughout our city in health, education and outreach projects that are helping to build a future for our children and our communities,” Khator said. “The University of Houston is making a difference in Houston, in Texas and in the world.”