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Special Task Forces

Financials Task Force

The Financials Task Force is charged with examining and offering ideas and solutions that are financially and academically sound to be deployed in case of budget cuts/revenue shortfalls at the University of Houston.

The Task Force will be co-chaired by Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Paula Myrick Short and Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance Jim McShan.

Members

  • Paula Short, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • Jim McShan, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance
  • Dan Wells, Professor and Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Bob McPherson, Professor and Dean, College of Education
  • Lamar Prichard, Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy
  • Jeronimo Cortina, Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Faculty Senate President
  • Andy Moon, Staff Council President
  • Norman Johnson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Decision and Information Sciences, Bauer College of Business
  • Richard Walker, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services
  • Amr Elnashai, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
  • Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Chief Energy Officer
  • Raymond Bartlett, Senior Associate Vice President for Finance
  • Sabrina Hassumani, Associate Provost for Finance and Administration

Resource Members

  • Dona Cornell, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
  • Eloise Brice, Vice President for University Advancement
  • Jason Smith, Vice President for Governmental Relations
  • Mark Clarke, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs

New Normal Task Force

The New Normal Task Force is charged with examining and offering ideas and solutions that will help the University of Houston fulfill its mission, remain relevant, and become sustainable after the crisis has passed and the economy starts to resume normalcy under the new normal. The Task Force is tasked with offering solutions to mitigate the impact of financial losses over summer and fall as well as to adopt new realities in the future.

The Task Force will be co-chaired by Chief Energy Officer Ramanan Krishnamoorti and Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs Mark Clarke.

Members

  • Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Chief Energy Officer
  • Mark Clarke, Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs
  • Lisa Holdeman, Vice President for Marketing and Communications
  • Cathy Horn, Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education
  • Sara Larsen, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Chemistry
  • Amaury Lendasse, Associate Professor of Information and Logistics Technology, College of Technology
  • Jim McShan, Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance
  • Claudia Neuhauser, Associate Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer and Director of HP Data Science Institute
  • David Oliver, Associate Vice President, Facilities
  • Ioannis Pavlidis, Professor of Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Paul Pavlou, Professor and Dean, Bauer College of Business
  • Chris Pezman, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Raul Ramos, Associate Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Steve Spann, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Founding Dean of the College of Medicine
  • Michael Twa, Professor and Dean, College of Optometry
  • Richard Walker, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services
  • Kirk Watson, Founding Dean of the Hobby School of Public Affairs