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We are at the beginning of UH at Katy...We share the expectation of our region that this strong foundation will support our plans and shape future ambitions.
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A Message From

Provost Paula Myrick Short

It is my pleasure to share with you the Strategic Plan for the University of Houston at Katy.

The opening of the doors to the Katy Academic Building marked the culmination of much work from a dedicated group of people. Their data-driven and community-informed research and analysis resulted in meaningful plans that matched the needs of the Katy community.

The result is this ambitious plan that starts at the ground level, but extends beyond a new building. This plan rolls out a blueprint for success for this growing region and beyond.

Thank you to all those involved in creation of this strategy.

Paula Myrick Short
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,
University of Houston System
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost,
University of Houston

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A Message From

Associate Vice President Jay Neal

The charge for our strategic planning committee was to create the blueprint for higher education opportunities in our region. With the support and input of state and local community, industry and education leaders we began crafting a strategy that not only looked like Katy, but impacted Katy and beyond.

Our efforts spanned many months and required flexibility and patience as we accommodated honest comments, facts and data, feedback, and Covid-19. I am extraordinarily proud of what we have accomplished.

We have called this plan Foundations. We are at the beginning of UH at Katy. New building. New programs. New relationships. We are starting from the ground up, building student success, growth, identity and partnerships. We share the expectation of our region that this strong foundation will support our plans and shape future ambitions.

Jay Neal
Associate Vice President,
Academic Affairs and Chief Operating Officer,
University of Houston at Katy

Steering Committee


Jay Neal,
Associate Vice President Academic Affairs,
Chief Operating Officer,
UH at Katy

Richard Phillips,
Community Outreach and Partnerships,
UH at Katy

Beth Johnson,
Executive Director, Public Relations & Community Partnerships,
UH at Katy

Kathryn Tart,
Dean,
UH College of Nursing

Dan Maxwell,
UH Associate Vice President,
Student Affairs

Jagannatha (J.R.) Rao,
Associate Professor,
UH Cullen College of Engineering

The Honorable Bill Callegari,
Former Texas State Representative

Marisa Ramirez,
Senior Director, University Communication,
UH at Katy

Joel Chavali,
UH Cullen College of Engineering Student

Judy Korb,
Higher Education Facilitator

Defining Statement

The University of Houston at Katy,
a UH instructional site, supports
the mission of the University of
Houston and the shared vision
of the region by committing its
academic scholarship and civic
leadership to create thoughtful,
skilled leaders, and making local
and global impact.

Key Priorities
of the University of Houston at Katy


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1 Student Success
 
 
2 Growth
2 Partnerships
 
 
2 Growth
Key Priority:
Student Success
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Key Priority:
Growth
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Key Priority:
Partnerships
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Key Priority:
Identity
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This ambitious plan starts at the ground level, but extends beyond a new building. It is a blueprint for success for this growing region and beyond.

Learn about the history of our plan.

The UH at Katy Strategic Planning Process »