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Communication from the Plan Co-Chairs

  • Strategic Plan Update

    At the beginning of this year, we had the pleasure of announcing an important new initiative for the University of Houston – Together, We Rise. Together, We Soar. This strategic plan provides the direction we will follow and the objectives we will reach during the next decade as we elevate UH into a Top 50 Public University.

    April 7, 2021

  • Strategic Plan: Together, We Rise. Together, We Soar.

    We are excited to announce the launch of the University of Houston Strategic Plan, “Together, We Rise. Together, We Soar.” After months of imagining a new vision for the University and the goals to make it a reality, our blueprint for reaching greater heights is officially here.

    February 1, 2021

Implementation Committee Co-Chairs

  • Bettina M. Beech

    Associate Provost, Office of the Provost
    Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine
  • Greg Bean

    Director, Gutierrez Energy Management Institute
    C. T. Bauer College of Business

Goal 1 - Student Success

  • J. Richard Walker

    Strategic Leader
    Vice Chancellor/Vice President
    Student Affairs and Enrollment Services

  • Teri Elkins Longacre

    Co-Leader
    Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Student Success
    Office of the Provost
  • Mara Affre

    Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services
  • Vallabh Das

    Professor and Chair, Department of Vision Sciences, College of Optometry
  • Ann Dayton

    Director, QEP Co-Curricular Learning Engagement
  • Kristen Hassett

    Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Cathy Horn

    Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, College of Education
  • Sarah Larsen

    Dean of the Graduate School
  • Jorge Martinez

    Senior Research Analyst, Institutional Research
  • Jeff Morgan

    Associate Provost for Education Innovation and Technology
  • Monica Thompson

    Executive Director, Career Services

Goal 2 - Nationally Competitive Research

  • Amr Elnashai

    Strategic Leader
    Vice Chancellor/Vice President
    Research and Technology Transfer
  • Ramanan Krishnamoorti

    Co-Leader
    Chief Energy Officer
    Professor
    Cullen College of Engineering
  • Jeronimo Cortina

    Co-Leader
    President, Faculty Senate
    Associate Professor
    College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • David Francis

    Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Elsa Gonzalez

    Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Claudia Neuhauser

    Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
  • Jeffrey Rimer

    Professor, College of Engineering
  • Amy Sater

    Professor and Chair of Biology and Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Carla Sharp

    Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Sandra Zalman

    Associate Professor of Art, College of Art

Goal 3 - Social Responsibility

  • Steve Spann

    Strategic Leader
    Vice President for Medical Affairs
    Founding Dean, College of Medicine
  • Toni Sanchez Benoit

    Co-Leader
    Assoicate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President
    Office of Equal Opportunity Services
  • Chiara Acquati

    Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Social Work
  • Maryam Alghafir

    Vice President, Student Government Association
  • Varselles Cummings

    Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Pastor Linda Davis

    Boynton Chapel United Methodist Church
  • Marcel de Dios

    Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Kathleen Reeve

    Clinical Professor, College of Nursing

Goal 4 - Nationally Relevant Athletics

  • Chris Pezman

    Strategic Leader
    Vice President
    Intercollegiate Athletics and Athletics Director
  • Paul A. Pavlou

    Co-Leader
    Dean, C.T. Bauer College of Business
  • DeJuena Chizer

    Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development and Senior Woman Administrator
  • Lauren Dubois

    Senior Associate Athletics Director, Academics & Compliance
  • Jerry Evans

    Instructional Professor, College of Technology
  • Laveria Hutchison

    Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Katina Jackson

    Senior Associate Athletics Director, Development
  • Kia Johnson

    Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • Jasmine Khademakbari

    President, Student Government Association
  • T.R. Lee

    Professor and Associate Dean for Research, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • Michael McBride

    Senior Associate Athletics Director, External Operations
  • Monique Ogletree

    Instruction Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • Jaana Porra

    Associate Professor, C. T. Bauer College of Business
  • Monty Porter

    Deputy Athletics Director, Chief Operating Officer
  • Kayce Solari Williams

    Clinical Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • David Tagliarino

    Deputy Athletics Director, Chief Revenue Officer
  • Kellynn Wilson

    Associate Athletics Director, Academic Services
  • David Walsh

    Clinical Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • Donnell Young

    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    Dean of Students

Goal 5 - Competitive Funding

  • Raymond S. Bartlett

    Strategic Leader
    Senior Vice Chancellor/Senior Vice President
    Administration and Finance
  • Eloise Dunn Brice

    Co-Leader
    Vice Chancellor/Vice President
    University Advancement
  • Jason Smith

    Co-Leader
    Vice Chancellor/Vice President
    Governmental Relations

  • Tony Ambler

    Dean, College of Technology
  • Ed Blair

    Professor, C. T. Bauer College of Business
  • Tanu Chatterji

    Assistant Director Licensing, Office of Tech Transfer & Innovation
  • David Crawley

    Professor, College of Technology
  • Agnes DeFranco

    Professor, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Russell Dunlavy

    Assistant Vice President, University Development, University Advancement
  • Matt Franchek

    Professor, Cullen College of Engineering
  • David Francis

    Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Demetrio Hernandez

    Associate Vice Chancellor, Governmental Relations
  • Patrick Mulligan

    Executive Director, Brand Management, Licensing & Trademarks. University Marketing and Communications
  • Wayne Smith

    Associate Vice President, Principal Gifts, University Advancement
  • Chris Taylor

    Associate Professor, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Kirk Watson

    Dean, Hobby School of Public Affairs