2015 University of Houston President's Report

See the Big Picture

We planted a seed and watched it grow. Now, stronger than ever, its branches reach far and wide.

President’s Message

I look back with pride and affection at the multitude of goals we have accomplished during the eight years I have been privileged to serve as the leader of the University of Houston. Every year has been special in its own way. But what they all have in common is the signpost that each of them bears – it is a big, bold arrow pointing forward, pointing to the future.

That has been our direction from the beginning. Our speed may vary – measured at some points, swift at many others – but the overall pace of our progress has been breathtaking. Today, as a Tier One public research university with a growing national reputation, UH shows no indication of stopping to relax and take that breath.

This was the year we earned the right to host a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, a tribute to the excellence of our academic programs and the perseverance of the campus team that worked so hard to meet the rigorous benchmarks required for PBK status.

This was the year we fielded a stellar football team, with our dedicated student-athletes and talented new head coach, Tom Herman, winning the American Athletic Conference, triumphing as the underdog in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and finishing a wondrous season with a No. 8 national ranking.

This was the year UH received an unprecedented three federally funded centers of excellence, reflecting our status as a research powerhouse.

This was the year we announced our intention to explore the possibility of a community-based medical school.

This was the year we returned to the valued tradition of a university-wide commencement, celebrating the success of our graduates on as grand a scale as possible.

This was the year that we accomplished so much … and renewed our commitment to accomplish so much more.

With warm regards,

Renu Khator
President, University of Houston

Journey to National Competitiveness

  • 1975 Member Association of Research Libraries
  • 2009 Regained Membership Top American Research Universities
  • 2011 Designated as a “Very High” Research University Carnegie Tier One
  • 2012 Recognized as a “Best” college Princeton Review
  • 2012 Recognized as a National University U.S. News and World Report
  • 2015 Member Phi Beta Kappa

Building the Foundation for Success

The University of Houston’s ambitions and accomplishments are profoundly sculpted by its ‘Big Rocks’ — Arts, Athletics, Energy, Health and Student Success.


UH is committed to its role as an anchor institution, educating and encouraging fledgling artists and entrepreneurs. The impact of UH Arts is felt through live performances, art and design exhibitions, community programs, literary publications and creative artistic collaborations. At Moores School of Music, one of the premier music schools in America, students are trained on the industry’s finest instruments. With a collection of 170 Steinway pianos, UH has one of the largest inventories of New York Steinways in the world.


Located in the “Energy Capital of the World,” the UH Energy Initiative allows UH to be a strategic partner of the energy industry. In addition to supporting conventional, petroleum-based industry, UH is making advancements in the areas of sustainability, solar energy, wind energy, superconductivity and grid issues. UH students are educated to help fulfill emerging industry needs, tackling issues that prepare them to be leaders in the field. This year, the University became home to one of the largest petroleum engineering departments in the nation.


The University of Houston has an unmistakable presence in the health care fields, serving as a principal supplier of skilled personnel and cutting-edge research. From providing cancer screenings with smartphones to developing algorithms that use brain activity to power robotic exoskeletons, UH faculty and students are contributing innovative technology to the fast growing health care industry. To help meet health care demands in the city of Houston, UH is exploring the development of a medical school that will specialize in community-based preventive and primary care.

Dare to Thrive

Constantly moving forward, always building momentum. We advance at a lightning pace to stay at the forefront of education and innovation.

Impacting the Nation with Research Excellence

With pioneering research and breakthroughs, UH faculty and student researchers are addressing the country’s most pressing concerns. This year UH achieved another defining moment in research with the addition of three new national research centers of excellence.

Subsea Systems Institute

This UH led research center was established to develop transformative technologies and engineering and operational practices to safely and sustainably produce deepwater offshore energy resources. The work is intended to reduce the risk of accidents, oil spills and other deepwater disasters.

Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research

Striving to strengthen national security, the Department of Homeland Security named the University of Houston to lead this center, funded by a $3.4 million renewable grant and involving researchers from a dozen universities. The center’s work includes groundbreaking research on facial recognition systems.

Advanced Superconductor Manufacturing Institute

The University of Houston will lead plans for this institute, aimed at speeding the full commercialization of high-temperature superconductors. The National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded a $500,000 planning grant to develop a business plan and an industry-led consortium to address technical barriers that have limited superconductor manufacturing.

Research Expenditures as reported annually to the National Science Foundation

  • $114M
  • $116M
  • $131M
  • $141M
  • over $150M

Reaching New Academic Heights

The University of Houston is a pillar of success, consistently providing world-class education through the recruitment of renowned faculty members and a steadfast commitment to student success.

Teaching Excellence

University of Houston welcomed 142 new members to its faculty, comprised of distinguished researchers and industry leaders who enrich their disciplines and inspire their students. Among the new members include Maurice Brookhart, noted chemist and the University’s newest member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Measuring Success

Over the past seven years, UH has solidified a position on every Top American Research University (TARU) measure, moving up five places in total research and 93 places in average freshman class SAT scores. Now the University of Houston ranks among the top 50 in five TARU measures.

The University’s commitment to providing students great value was recognized in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard. In comparison to the national average, UH is lower in cost, higher on retention rate and higher in salary earned after graduation.

Phi Beta Kappa

The University of Houston’s demonstration of excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education granted its entry into the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.

It was a rigorous six-year evaluation process. After an organizing committee of more than 100 UH Phi Beta Kappa faculty submitted thousands of pages of documentation and a successful visit from Phi Beta Kappa’s Committee on Qualifications, UH was awarded the honor of sheltering a chapter, joining the existing chapters at America’s most esteemed colleges and universities.

“Phi Beta Kappa is the gold standard for undergraduate education in the United States. It is the oldest and most widely recognized measure of individual and institutional academic achievement.” —William Monroe, Honors College Dean and member of the UH Phi Beta Kappa organizing committee

Ascending to Greatness

Driven and poised to succeed, nearly 43,000 students enrolled at UH in the 2015 fall semester, setting another enrollment record.

The University’s newest freshman class stands at 4,099 students with an average SAT score of 1151. Thirty–two percent of these students graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class. These aspiring new Cougars are a perfect addition to the University’s student body of creative thinkers, pioneering researchers, talented artists and future leaders – all committed to excellence.

Hitting High Notes

The Moores Concert Chorale earned World Championship honors after delivering a captivating performance at the Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg, Germany. Interkultur, an organizer of international choral festivals and competitions released its world rankings in September. The Chorale’s award-winning performance in Germany propelled it to the No. 3 spot on Interkultur’s Top 1,000 Choirs.

Energy Innovation

UH graduate students won first place in the Texas Energy Innovation Challenge which tasked five teams of graduate and professional students from across the state with developing the most creative and cost-effective use of water produced as a by-product of hydraulic fracturing of wells. The UH team, GeoThermH20, won top honors and $10,000 in scholarship funding with their plan to reduce the cost of water treatment by harnessing geothermal energy from decommissioned wells.

Reviving a Tradition

The University of Houston returned to the grand tradition of a university-wide Commencement. The ceremony also opened a new chapter in UH history by inaugurating TDECU Stadium as the site for this momentous event. An inspiring message from Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey perfectly complemented this memorable occasion.

“We do our best when our destinations are beyond the ‘measurement,’ when our reach continually exceeds our grasp, when we have immortal finish lines.” —Matthew McConaughey
Spring 2015 Commencement speaker

Engaging In Campus Life

The University of Houston’s academic achievements, prominence in athletics and investment in first-rate facilities invigorate student engagement in the campus community.

Along with record-breaking student enrollment, more students are living on campus, participating in student organizations and rallying during tailgates at TDECU Stadium.

Physical changes to the campus landscape instituted a dynamic culture change at the University. UH students are excited to call the new dorms their home away from home, nearly 50 percent of freshmen live on campus and the University’s new and longstanding residence halls are almost full.

Students come together to take advantage of infinite resources, state-of-the-art research facilities and a new Student Center that was designed for and by UH students. With more than an eight percent increase from last year, there are roughly 500 registered student organizations at UH.

Greater volunteerism and community service are also results of the vibrant student engagement. The University’s Metropolitan Volunteer Program, which collaborates with campus and community partners to provide service opportunities for students, saw more than a 100 percent increase in participation this year.

In addition to increasing the student’s involvement in the campus community and beyond, the heightened student engagement provides a great reflection of elevated student success. The University of Houston is awarding more undergraduate degrees than ever. With championship victories across the country, students are putting their knowledge and training to work to be the nation’s best in academics and athletics.

  • 32% freshmen graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class
  • 43K students enrolled

Soaring Together: Alumni and Friends

The University of Houston’s commitment to provide accessibility, affordability and a world-class education is championed by its alumni, donors and the city of Houston.

Producing Tomorrow’s Leaders

UH graduates use their first-class education to innovate, lead lucrative companies or develop their own successful business. Nationally and internationally, UH alumni fuel the economy and successfully improve and impact their industries.

The Princeton Review recognized UH for producing well-educated alumni that are among the top mid-career earners, in its book “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In.”

Reveling in Cougar Pride, Nationwide

While the majority of UH alumni remain in Texas, strengthening the city and state’s economy and communities, Coogs take the skills they learned at the University to every corner of the globe.

During the Fall 2015 National Presidential Events, alumni and friends gathered to “Highlight Houston” at receptions and dinners in New York, Washington D.C. and Dallas. A mix of longtime friends and recent graduates gathered to reminisce about their time on campus and learn more about the University’s future. The Highlight Houston events have given alumni a renewed sense of Cougar pride and sparked excitement about the future of UH.

The National Presidential Event tour kicked off in fall 2014 as a means of bringing UH updates and news to alumni in key national cities — Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. This series is planned to continue through 2020 and will expand annually.

To view stories and photos from the National Presidential events, and to note dates of upcoming events, visit

  • $120M in fundraising
  • 2nd most alumni in the Texas State Legislature
  • 65K donors
  • 3.5K+ alumni are in executive leadership positions
  • 4K+ companies worldwide are owned or led by UH alumni
  • 152K Houstonians hold bachelor’s degrees from UH

Dominating the Competition

The University of Houston’s athletic dominance is prominent across its sports teams.

Ranked No. 18 in the nation, the UH baseball team captured the American Athletic Conference title. Led by Head Coach Todd Whitting, the team achieved its second straight 40-win season, finishing with a 43-20 record. Whitting was named the ABCA South Central Regional Coach of the Year.

The men’s indoor track & field teams won American Athletic Conference championships, and the men’s golf team advanced to the NCAA championship for the second consecutive year.

The sports teams’ athletic accomplishments were accompanied by the strongest academic record of student athletes in the history of the University’s program.

The UH Division of Intercollegiate Athletics gained academic recognition with 160 student-athletes named to the 2014-2015 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Student-athletes from all 17 UH sport programs earned All-Academic honors for their academic achievements.

First-Class Facility

Providing excellent facilities is part of the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics’ commitment to building champions. The Houston Basketball Development Facility gives UH men’s and women’s basketball teams a greater opportunity to sharpen their skills and perfect the game. The facility features separate practice courts for the men’s and women’s teams, sports performance and sports medicine areas, academic and film study rooms and offices for coaches and staff support members. At the facility, players can work out and practice 24 hours a day, every day of the year, giving them the competitive advantage to rise above the competition.

  • One hundred sixty student-athletes earned All-Academic honors

Welcome to the Powerhouse

Exemplifying the meaning of H-Town Takeover, Head Football Coach Tom Herman and the UH football team dominated the competition, capping their dynamic season as the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Champions.

With an impressive 13-1 record and an exhilarating American Athletic Conference Championship win, the UH football program made the city and Cougars across the nation proud.

Herman, named The American Athletic Conference’s Co-Coach of the Year, led UH to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl — its first New Year’s Six Bowl appearance in more than 30 years, and leads Football Bowl Subdivision coaches with 13 wins in the first year with a program.

Tough, Tenacious Talent

2015 Earl Campbell and Tyler Rose Award winner Greg Ward Jr., became one of college football’s most talked about quarterbacks this season. With double-digit rushing and passing touchdowns, Sports Illustrated’s Campus Rush deemed him one of the nation’s best dual-threat quarterbacks. Commanding the center of the offensive line as a freshman, Will Noble, was named to ESPN and USA Today’s Freshman All-American Teams. Thirteen players from the mighty UH football program were named to Phil Steele’s All-American Athletic Conference teams.

“We have a culture of physical and mental toughness,” Herman said. “More important than the toughness and the competitiveness, is the genuine love our guys have for each other and for the coaching staff. When you have a genuine love for the guy next to you, and he reciprocates that love, really good things happen. It’s impossible to give up.”

Serve a Purpose

Our Roots run deep in this city, and our commitment to the community grows stronger each year.

Coming Together to Invest in the Neighborhood

The University of Houston takes three fundamental approaches to serving its community and neighborhood – education, employment and health.

Enhancing Youth Education

UH is dedicated to improving the learning experiences of children in its community. The UH College of Education partners with the YMCA, Cuney Homes, a public housing complex in the historic Third Ward, and local parents to provide free afterschool and summer educational programs to community youth.

Strengthening Livelihood

This fall UH partnered with a local non-profit, Ser-Jobs for Progress, to land a $1.1 million Youth Build grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Under the grant, Ser-Jobs for Progress will train and place youth aged 16-23 in construction jobs that pay livable wages. Eligible youth are the most disadvantaged individuals who have dropped out of school, aged out of foster care and/or have grown up with at least one parent in prison. The University will assist in identifying eligible youth from the Third Ward area and UH graduate social work interns will provide case management and behavioral health counseling. The UH Law Center clinic will help expunge juvenile criminal records and resolve participant’s possible legal issues.

Meeting the Local Health Care Demand

As part of the University’s mission to serve the city of Houston, the region and the state of Texas, UH is exploring the development of a medical school that will specialize in community-based preventive and primary care. Dr. Stephen J. Spann, a dedicated physician and veteran health care administrator, has been appointed as Special Assistant to the President and Planning Dean for the Medical School to lead this exploration.

UH in the News

Representing the University’s prominence, more than 35,000 stories about or involving UH leadership, faculty, students and alumni were featured in local, national and international news media in 2015.

  • China Daily


    “We’re doing something that nobody was doing before, so we’re able to learn new ways of doing things and understand the unique needs of the Asian-American population and how we can help them.” – Quan Lu, associate professor in UH’s Department of Psychology and director of the Culture and Health Research Center, on how expressive writing can improve health outcomes for Asian-American breast cancer survivors

  • Forbes

    Cancer Therapy

    “There is a huge need to develop tools and techniques to unravel the interactions between the immune cells and the tumor cells. For example, you don’t want the immune cells to kill other cells.” – Badri Roysam, chairman of the UH Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, on a new method for screening cells used in immunotherapy cancer treatments

  • Marketplace

    Gas Prices

    “These predictions were wrong. There is no direct tie between low gas prices and Gross Domestic Product.” – Ed Hirs, UH energy economist in the Department of Economics, on falling gas prices

  • CNBC

    Transforming Cell Phones into Microscopes

    “I had a few dollar bills in front of me, and I could count the number of hairs on Abraham Lincoln’s beard, on the $5 bill. I can see the tiny writing around the edges of the White House on the back of a $20 bill. So, I think this is just a very fun project with a lot of creative uses. Maybe they can use it to spot counterfeit bills.” – Wei-Chaun Shih, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in UH’s Cullen College of Engineering, on a new magnifying lens for smartphones

  • MSN

    Social Media

    “In making a public commitment to the relationship, an individual is highlighting to themselves and to others that the relationship is an integral part of his or her self.” – Mai-Ly Steers, graduate student in UH’s Department of Psychology, on the perceptions created by social media posts

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Ph.D. Stipends

    The support the university provided, says Wyman H. Herendeen, chair of the English Department, “was impressive and decisive, and has made an enormous difference in the morale of graduate students.” – Herendeen quoted on UH raising Ph.D. stipends since 2013

  • U.S. News & World Report

    Performance-Based Funding in Higher Education

    “If you are resource-dependent on state appropriations, what is one of the most efficient ways to increase the funding that you get from the state? You begin to restrict admissions among students who are less likely to achieve the outcomes in the funding model and you recruit more students who have a greater likelihood of being successful.” – Lyle McKinney, assistant professor in the UH College of Education, on performance-based funding and its impact on community college tudents

  • Time

    Stress and Obesity in Families

    “We really need to think about how we are teaching our adolescents how to deal with stress, and trying not to use food as a way to deal with stress.” – Daphne Hernandez, associate professor in the UH Department of Health and Human Performance, on how family stress impacts childhood obesity

  • The Daily Telegraph

    Cellular Computer Technology’s Impact on Health

    “Our goal is to find the worst chemical compounds and then replace them with safer alternatives.” – Maria Bondesson, clinical assistant professor of pharmacology in UH’s College of Pharmacy, on the link between flame retardants and obesity

  • Houston Chronicle


    “Diversity is more than our demographics at the University of Houston — it’s our commitment to expression, varied viewpoints and the belief that challenging the status quo produces the strongest innovation.” – UH System Chancellor Renu Khator in a statement to the Houston Chronicle on the prospect of hosting a nationally televised presidential debate

  • The Texas Tribune

    Methane Emissions

    “A lot of it is human error. Somebody will leave a hatch open, and nobody goes back to the facility for more than a month, so it’s leaking this huge amount of methane out of the top.” – Robert Talbot, UH professor of atmospheric chemistry, on drilling in Texas’ Barrett Shale fields

  • International Business Times

    Fast Food Safety

    “People in the food safety community have been talking about this for years.” – Jay Neal, professor in the UH Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, on why he isn’t surprised so many food service workers are showing up sick

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Recruiting Transfer Students

    “A lot of us are really seeing the value of these students and what they add to the campus. They’ve got a proven history.” – Jeff Fuller, UH director of student recruitment, on why many schools are increasing efforts to recruit transfer students

  • The Huffington Post


    “It is important to understand how people develop knowledge about nutrition, including examining nutritional messages found within the media.” – Temple Northup, associate professor in UH’s Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, on the relationship between watching television and nutrition

  • The Economic Times

    Cancer Treatment

    “Our research on the role of Liver X receptors, or LXRs, in pancreatic cancer cells points to a promising target and strategy in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.” – Chin Yo-Lin, assistant professor with UH’s Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling, on targeting proteins to develop drugs to prolong patient survival and eradicate cancer

  • Houston Public Media

    World War I Relics

    “They’re that much more remarkable that they survived two World Wars, not just one. I think that after looking at these postcards people will feel differently about war.” – Irene Guenther, professor of history in UH’s Honors College, on a collection of postcards that offer insight into the horrors of WWI

  • Houston Chronicle

    Student Involvement

    “We know that it’s not just the classroom that makes a difference. Their involvement on campus is, in my opinion, the biggest part of keeping them on campus and toward graduation. Students that get involved have higher GPAs and are more likely to get jobs.” – Tina Powellson, director of the Center for Student Involvement, on getting more students involved in campus activities

  • The New York Times

    The Death Penalty

    “The Breyer dissent was a dissent that two justices signed. I don’t get too excited about two justices. The Breyer dissent means so little in terms of the imminent demise of the death penalty that I wouldn’t spend any time on it.” – David R. Dow, a law professor at the University of Houston and the founder of the Texas Innocence Network, on the legal struggle to strike down the death penalty

Social Media Highlights

At UH, social media plays a vital role in sharing information, starting conversations about nationally trending topics and community building far beyond campus grounds.

UH has embraced this ever-evolving communication platform and is proud of the impact and immediacy delivered to its audience every day.

Named one of the “Most Influential Colleges on Google+” by CollegeAtlas and as the first university nationwide to embrace Snapchat to represent a university at large, social media is another path for UH to deliver ongoing innovation and leadership.

  • on Andre Ware December 2, 2015

    December 2, 1989: On this day in history, UH junior Andre Ware accepted the @heismantrophy. He was the first African-American quarterback to win the coveted award.

  • on Award in Glamour Magazine December 23, 2015

    Sometimes, it takes a warrior. Meet UH Honors College student Vanessa Alejandro – founder of the “Warriors of the Wild” sustainability education program, and the 1st Coog to receive the Udall Scholarship, one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women of 2015. WOW!

  • September 14, 2015

    It’s #WorldWideWednesday! Want to learn abroad but don’t have a passport? The @uh_learning_abroad Office now offers free passports for students! So what are you waiting for? Get out there! #PassportForCoogs

  • on Best Online Education January 12, 2016

    THE RANKINGS ARE IN! For another year, the UH College of Education has been ranked NUMBER ONE for “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” by US News & World Report!

The University of Houston’s social media audience (576,000+) could fill every seat in TDECU Stadium, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park and NRG Stadium combined, over three times.

Renu Khator

President, University of Houston

Renu Khator

Renu Khator holds the dual titles of chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of UH. As chancellor, Khator oversees an organization that serves more than 70,000 students, has an annual budget that exceeds $1.7 billion and has a $3.8 billion-plus economic impact on the Greater Houston area each year.

She earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Kanpur and received her master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University. A noted scholar in the field of global environmental policy, she has published numerous books and articles on the subject.

Born in Uttar Pradesh, India, Khator became the first Indian immigrant to head a comprehensive research university in the United States and the first woman chancellor of the UH System. She assumed her post in January 2008.

President Renu Khator: Awards & Appointments

  • Pride of India Award,
    from the Indo-American Friends Group/Indo-American Business Chamber in Washington, D.C.
  • Civil Rights Hero Award,
    from the Houston chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
  • Distinguished Women Scholars Award,
    from Purdue University
  • Excellence in Leadership Award,
    from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • National Woman of Influence Award, from the Houston chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women
  • Chair, Board of Directors, American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Member, Board of Directors, Greater Houston Partnership

University of Houston System Board of Regents

  • Tilman J. Fertitta
  • Welcome W. Wilson, Jr.
    Vice Chairman
  • Spencer D. Armour, III
  • Durga D. Agrawal
  • Garrett H. Hughey
  • Beth Madison
  • Paula M. Mendoza
  • Gerald W. McElvy
  • Peter K. Taaffe
  • Roger F. Welder

University of Houston President and Cabinet Members

  • Renu Khator
    President and Chancellor
  • Michael Johnson
    Chief of Staff
  • Paula Myrick Short
    Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • Dona Hamilton Cornell
    Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel
  • Richie Hunter
    Vice President, University Marketing, Communication and Media Relations
  • Ramanan Krishnamoorti
    Interim Vice President, Research and Technology Transfer
  • Jason Smith
    Vice President, Governmental and Community Relations
  • Eloise Dunn Stuhr
    Vice President, University Advancement
  • J. Richard Walker
    Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Services
  • Jim McShan
    Interim Vice President, Administration and Finance
  • Elwyn C. Lee
    Vice President, Community Relations and Institutional Access
  • Hunter Yurachek
    Vice President, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Michael Pede
    Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
  • Wynne Chin
    President, UH Faculty Senate

Deans of Academic Colleges and Libraries

  • Patricia Belton Oliver
    Dean, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
  • Latha Ramchand
    Dean, C. T. Bauer College of Business
  • Robert McPherson
    Dean, College of Education
  • Joseph W. Tedesco
    Dean, Cullen College of Engineering
  • Alan J. Dettlaff
    Dean, Graduate College of Social Work
  • William Monroe
    Dean, The Honors College
  • Dennis Reynolds
    Dean, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Leonard M. Baynes
    Dean, UH Law Center
  • Steven Craig
    Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Dan Wells
    Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Kathryn Tart
    Dean, School of Nursing
  • Earl Smith
    Dean, College of Optometry
  • F. Lamar Pritchard
    Dean, College of Pharmacy
  • Neil Eldin
    Interim Dean, College of Technology
  • Lisa A. German
    Dean of Libraries

UH at a Glance

  • $1.1B annual budget
  • 43K students
  • $150M+ research expenditures
  • $58.9M federal research
  • $21.9M royalty income
  • 2,300+ faculty
  • 4,300+ staff
  • 9,000+ degrees awarded
  • 300+ degree programs
  • 255,000+ alumni
  • $8,605 annual tuition/fees full-time (resident tuition rate)
  • $19,693 annual tuition/fees full-time (non-resident tuition rate)