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Vol 13 :: November/December 2007
Dr. Renu Khator has been unanimously appointed
president of the University of Houston and chancellor of
the UH System. The action was taken Monday in a
special meeting of the UH System Board of Regents.
Khator, who has been serving as provost and senior vice
president at the University of South Florida, is expected
to take office in January 2008.
"It will be my job to build the four universities of the
UH System into a model metropolitan institution of
higher education for the 21st century, one that provides
access and excellence with equal ease," Khator told a
ballroom filled with well wishers. "There is already so
much to be proud of, and I look forward to helping UH
becoming the state's next flagship research university."
Renu Khator (pronounced rah-NEW ka-TOOR) was named
sole finalist for the position last month, with the board selecting her from a slate provided by a
search advisory committee made up of faculty, staff and community members. The vote Monday
confirmed her selection. "It was clear that Dr. Khator is the right person at the right time for