I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. In three weeks, we will begin perhaps the most unusual and challenging fall semester. Thank you for your patience and dedication as we plan to fulfill our mission of providing learning opportunities to our students in as safe an environment as possible.
August 3, 2020
President Renu Khator shared significant news items that impact the University community. She addressed revised COVID-19 return to work protocols - including new face mask requirements, the establishment of a $1 million research fund for faculty and the University’s next steps toward addressing race relations and social justice.
June 24, 2020
I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. These are unsettling times due to the pandemic’s impact on the nation’s economy and public health. I know that you value your education and its positive influence on your future. We value your education, too, because we know that as we emerge from this crisis, we will need leaders and thinkers like you to shape our common future.
June 12, 2020
The George Floyd tragedy and the issue of racial injustice continues to trouble us deeply. Last week, I shared a letter with you expressing our mutual pain and frustration following this sad, senseless death. In it, I wrote, “Our mission as an institution and our responsibility as human beings compel us to take a stand.” Today, I am writing to tell you about the initial steps we are taking to fulfill that mission and meet that responsibility.
June 10, 2020
At the University of Houston, we feel compelled to ask if there is more we can do as an institute of higher education to address the problems that have been thrust to the forefront and touched us deeply.
June 8, 2020